As a corporate inspector who works in various workplaces, Jonathan McQuarry meanders without an anchor among New York's power representatives. A possibility meeting with charming legal counselor Wyatt Bose prompts' first experience with The List, an underground sex club. Jonathan starts an undertaking with a lady referred to just as S, who acquaints Jonathan with a universe of unfairness and murder.
After being denied an advancement at the college where she educates, Doctor Lily Penleric, a splendid musicologist, indiscreetly visits her sister, who runs a striving rustic school in Appalachia. There she coincidentally finds the disclosure of her life - a secret stash of old Scots-Irish numbers, tunes that have been given over from one age to another, safeguarded flawless by the confinement of the mountains. Determined to get her advancement, Lily wanders into the most secluded region of the mountains to gather the melodies and finds herself progressively enchanted.