Isserley picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She has a remarkable face and wears the thickest corrective lenses anyone has ever seen. Her hitchhikers are a mixed bunch, but Isserley is only interested in whether they have families.
Julius lives in a cabin in the hunting heartland of the Maine woods, with only his books and his dog for company. That is until the morning he finds that his dog has been shot dead – and not by accident.