Monika opened the security entrance gate for George on that fateful August evening as he tried to gain access to his long-lost friend's apartment. Much to the surprise of Tadhg, who was observing over the intercom, his neighbour, who would barely bid him and his lady friend Helen the time of day, was in deep conversation with a complete stranger. Tadhg understood the body language and proposed hosting a dinner party in his apartment for all four to officially introduce one to the other. Leaving the charmed life of Dublin 4 to go to live in the manor in the country was a rebirth for a city girl. George and Tadhg go back a long way to their childhood days in Cork. Their association with a young woman in the locality didn't serve to be the catalyst for a life-long friendship and after almost 50 years, that life has come back to haunt them. Some well-managed lies and concealment of the truth is the order of the day.