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Lexi Sturgis is a woman in a man’s world, a war correspondent whose life has taken her to some of the world’s most troubled regions. Lexi is never happier than when she’s dodging bullets, chasing down the leads that other reporters only dream of getting, or swapping stories with her rivals at the bar. She thrives on risk, danger and the thrill of the chase, while keeping everyone else at arm’s length – colleagues, friends and lovers.

TV executive Jane Marshall needs a Big Idea. With her career nose-diving and her colleagues circling for her job, she needs to pull something major out of the hat. And Lexi might just be what she needs.

When a young British woman is kidnapped in Egypt, both Lexi and Jane are thrown together on a journey which will change their lives entirely. It will take them into a world where no one is quite what they seem and menace lurks in every corner. Sometimes, when your back’s against the wall, the only thing to do is trust in the person closest to you…

An enthralling story of two women brought together in extraordinary circumstances from the bestselling author of LITTLE WHITE LIES.

Read by Julia Barrie

(p) 2014 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

My favourite writer; her books are always so deep, engrossing and glamorous
Essentials
What's fantastic about this book is the trademark exotic Lokko detail; luxury hotel bars in Cairo, verandas in Kenya, even grubby warzone hospitals all come vividly to life.
Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
a thought-provoking and engrossing story of idealism and endurance
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