A story of a gripping and dangerous voyage of discovery for a mother and daughter in Vietnam. It's devastating enough when Pru's husband confesses to a long term affair over what should have been a romantic dinner to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Then when her daughter, Molly, announces she's leaving for Vietnam on a Gap Year project, Pru knows her comfortable family life is over for good. Just as she's picking up the pieces, an email brings news that Molly has become involved with a group of political activists and could be in serious danger. Arriving in this beautiful but alien land, Pru embarks on a desperate search for her recalcitrant daughter. Totally out of her depth, she meets Ben, a veteran of the US war. He's intelligent, funny, handsome, but damaged. Still haunted by the atrocities of that conflict nearly thirty years ago, he's never been able to let go of the country and the gentle people who inhabit it. Together they tackle corrupt police, greedy property dealers and a ruthless local party cadre; and when eventually Pru finds her daughter, she also discovers an inner strength she never knew she had.