It is 1944 in Budapest and the Germans have invaded. In the violence that follows, Miklós Nagy has the audacity to confront the dreaded Adolf Eichmann to try and save thousands of Jews from the death camps. But no one could have foreseen the tragic consequences.
It is 2005 in Sydney, and Annika Barnett sets out on a journey that takes her to Budapest and Tel-Aviv to discover the truth about the mysterious man who rescued her grandmother in 1944.
By the time her odyssey is over, history has been turned on its head, past and present collide, and the secret that has poisoned the lives of three generations is finally revealed in a shocking climax that holds the key to their redemption.