Rhodesia, 1943. Squadron leader Paul Bryant is recovering from a nervous breakdown, confined to a desk job.
Pip Lovejoy, a policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories.
When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF, is found raped and murdered, suspicion centres on the local community. A young black man is arrested.
Paul and Pip are brought together to investigate the crime, and something draws them closer still. But Pip is determined to find justice, and her inquiries lead her towards the military base. Towards Paul.
She’s on the verge of a discovery that will change both of their lives; a discovery that could alter the course of the war, with irreparable consequences.