A story of guilt, murder and politics set in Africa and New York from the acknowledged master of psychological suspense. Ray Campbell runs his own risk assessment firm in New York. He's cautious, careful and considered in everything he does. But he hasn't always been this way. Twenty years ago, Ray took big risks. Working as an aid-worker in the newly independent African state of Lubanda, Ray fell in love with a country, and with a woman. Martine, a native white Lubandan, tried to make Ray see that all actions have consequences, but he couldn't. Not until it was too late for him, and for Martine...When a friend from Lubanda is found dead in a New York alley, Ray is forced to revisit a past he's spent a lifetime trying to forget...