Young and innocent, 15-year-old Katya Spivak strikes up a friendship with the silver haired, elegant, and much older Marcus Kidder. His life couldnt be more different from her own drab, working class existence - or more enticing. His beautiful home, classical music and lavish gifts all serve to hide something far more sinister . . . By degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr Kidders new painting isnt the light-hearted endeavour it once was. What does he really want from her? And how far will he go to get it?