Citizens of mid-century America found themselves caught between two polar opposites. On the one hand, the nation's citizens, experiencing post World War II abundance, saw themselves as prosperous, safe, and full of hope. On the other hand, the nation faced the threat of nuclear war leaving its citizens fearful and full of dread. One summer morning, Eve Akins wishes for the kind of man who comes along once in a blue moon. Instead fate sends murder and mayhem to her small town of Lebanon, Ohio.