Can I defy my place in life?
Kojo al-Jabara is an African Muslim from the nation of Ethryia. A place he had to fl ee for his safety and his sanity.
Sydney lawyer Dave Rothman is an alpha male, born into privilege and luxury, yet lurches from one drunken brawl to the next while batt ling a debilitating anxiety disorder. Kelly Schuter is an American ex-refugee worker who gave up her passion when she found love with the head of a military drone technology company. Three strangers from three diff erent continents. Who would have remained strangers but for tragedy and opportunity. But for Ethryia. Strangers who are catapulted by fate into a terrorist crisis spawned by the Rising Caliphate, where their
prejudices, ambitions, dreams and anger pressure them into the one condition from which all humans recoil.