Cliona feels trapped on her native island, and desperately wants to seek her destiny in the city. She plots to get there through marriage or enticing a lover to escape, but conflicts and the forces of nature conspire against her.
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.
Set among the beaches and moors of Martha's Vineyard, "The Mistover Tale" tells the story of the frustrated and ambitious Cliona MacEgan, trapped by circumstance on the island. Her lover, Ned Luce, is forced into a shotgun marriage with the prim Tamsin Goodrich whose disapproving mother is equally horrified when her only son Henry returns to the island. While Henry has left behind a Wall Street career for a simpler island life, Cliona marries him, seeing him as her chance to escape to the city. This conflict and her ongoing affair with Ned sets off events that fulfills Cliona's tragic destiny. Written by
Harry Tappan Heher