Blamed for the deaths of innocent Afghan villagers, Sergeant Jim Balham returns home a broken man. Tortured by guilt, and the nightmare of what he has witnessed, he chooses suicide as his only means of escape. Katie Williams - a shy, intelligent woman, abused by her husband - discovers Balham close to death and saves his life.
Drawn together by an irresistible attraction, they vow to prove Balham's innocence, and find those responsible for the tragedy that has haunted him for so long.
When they threaten to expose a cover-up that goes right to the heart of government, sinister forces are determined to stop them. Can they discover the truth of what really happened before it's too late?
As Jim Balham reached for a beer, his hand froze in mid-air. He left the bottle of lager on the shelf and straightened up, idly...