A tale of love, lust, obsession and betrayal, For the love of Penny Whistler tells the story of three lives brought together on Long Island during the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. Through the eyes of Alex, Penelope and Griffin, a series of events unfolds that will change all their lives inexorably. Alex and his beautiful but shallow girlfriend Aspen await the return of Aspen's half brother, Griffin, a troubled young man with a history of bisexual affairs. His sexual obsessions have led him to war-torn Kosovo on a dangerous and futile search. There he meets Penelope, a young English woman traumatized after witnessing the horrors of war. When Griffin returns to Long Island with Penelope, Alex is entranced, but the strength of his love is tested when he finds himself deep inside a web of deceit. Jane Huxley has proven herself once again to be the master of description of the troubled underworld of human desire.