Journalist Samantha Dempsey never imagined her life would turn
out like this. Her 19 year-old son has fallen in love with an older
woman. Her mother is a basket case, still haunted by the death of
Samantha's brother in a car accident years ago. Her once-promising
career as a journalist has ground to a halt. And the cracks in her
marriage are wide and getting wider.
In the midst of all this turmoil, Samantha gets an email from a
desperate friend whose 21 year-old daughter has joined The
Daughters of Freya, a California cult that believes sex is the
solution to the world's problems. He wants Samantha to write a
story that will expose the cult as a fraud.
Samantha pitches the story to Jane Sperry, the editor of a San
Francisco magazine and an old college friend. Sperry sends Samantha
to Marin County to write a piece on the cult but she soon finds out
that there is more to the cult than meets the eye.
She discovers that the cult's 'spiritual guide' has a secret and
insidious agenda, and wealthy and powerful partners who will stop
at nothing to prevent her from revealing the truth.
As Samantha risks her life in an attempt to penetrate the inner
workings of the cult, she must deal with a personal life that is
threatening to fall apart and a past she thought she had left far