A lone U.S. soldier stalks the burning ruins of a Baltimore slum hours after its total immolation by fire, hunting its sole surviving citizen for one purpose: to deliver a revenge which has festered for three decades and cost thousands to violently lose their lives.
Thus ends a love story.
Beginning in Germany with an intimate confession of passion and ending with a disastrous military action to capture America's most wanted enemy, Witherheart traces the struggle between four men to take possession of the mysterious secret of eternal life. When a tortured immortal, blinded by his love for an unattainable woman, attempts to end his solitude through extreme means, it touches off a perpetual chain of vicious reprisals. Two fathers and two sons are slowly torn apart, and the social fabric of America itself is threatened as Witherheart's heroes and villains lash out from the shadows of their tragic isolation.