Sergeant Lucas Crichton, thrown by tabloid
newspaper revelations of an atrocity from his past, brawls his
way out of the army and on to the trail of his comrades of more
than ten years ago.
With blood on his hands, Lucas Chrichton turns on
his immediate comrades in search of the source of the leak, as
the continuing revelations shake the foundations of the United
Nations war crimes trials in The Hague.
As the UN War Crimes Tribunal scrambles for
political cover, Lucas heads down country – into a mire of
betrayal and deceit that marks the lives of his one-time
comrades, whose lives are forever tangled in their past.
War crimes prosecutor Sophie Morgan pursues Lucas
Chrichton into the heavy bush of the South Island’s West Coast,
in search of the man whose confessions may provide the clue to
the truth of a ten year old atrocity.
The hunter becomes the hunted as Sophie closes in
on Lucas the killer – but truth comes from an unlikely source as
Lucas plunges further south on the trail of a ravaged mystery
The final revelations of the horrors of the
Bosnian atrocity are played out in the mountainous back country
of Central Otago as Lucas and Sophie finally come to terms with
the truth of his past.
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