A moving and evocative exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family'
s devastating loss.
When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she
finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldi
er in Afghanistan -- with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As
the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.
The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she c
an trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly ne
ver expected to fall in love with the slain soldier's brother, Gabe, a bitter ma
n struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her
to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she love
Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redempti
on, Abigail's search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and copin
g -- and seeking hope in the impossible.