The death of sculptor Adam Berendt finds his survivors--mostly middle-aged folks living in an upscale community on the Hudson--grieving and unexpectedly influenced by their charismatic friend's untimely demise.
In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though they look much younger -- middle-aged. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. But who was Adam Berendt? Was he in fact a hero, or someone more flawed and human?