Abigail Bukula was fifteen when her parents were killed by antiapartheid activists, and she was spared only because a soldier spoke in her defense. Twenty years later, Abigail is a lawyer with the new government, and while she has tried to put the tragedy behind her, she has never forgotten that soldier. So when Leon Lourens walks into her office with a story of how someone is killing off members of the team who murdered her parents on the anniversary of that raid, Abigail turns to Yudel Gordon, an eccentric white prison psychologist, for help. To save Leon’s life they must untangle the web of politics, identity, and history before the anniversary—only days away.
"The complexities of South Africa a decade after the end of white rule help fuel a compelling plot that builds to several dramatic climaxes."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)