In one day, Australian publishing icon Annie Delaney loses both her daughter and husband in separate incidents in Sana'a, Yemen. The local police captain is proving unhelpful, so with failing health and nowhere to turn, she allows herself to come under the protection of Rían, a local businessman who she suspects is more than he seems. Annie becomes a pawn in a confusing game of international politics. With the help of her daughter's boyfriend, Nicholas, she learns the truth and then has to draw on badly depleted reserves of energy to fight for the ones she loves.
Then she proves she is a force to be reckoned with. Set in Sydney and Yemen, this is a fast-paced and absorbing story that will keep you engrossed from the first page to the last.