Great Britain an island lifeless, devoid of hope; a nation that lives only in the hearts and minds of those who were abroad when the attack came. Matthew John Lee presents an all too realistic vision of the near future, a timely warning of the consequences of ratcheting up violence and intolerance.
Three British expatriates struggle to come to terms with their incomprehensible loss as they attempt to build new lives. Their journey takes them from the bustling heart of Paris to the arid plains of Afghanistan, the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the sprawl of Mumbai, the snow in Prague to the dry heat of the Costa Del Sol. Along the way they will exhibit their worst prejudices and examine the depths of their soul.
The author skillfully weaves historical, religious and political threads throughout the plot to show that this journey has been taken before. It only ends when a person finally reaches home.