Lila is a social worker assigned to Robin found wandering the streets in her pajamas, a child who refuses to speak, a child who begins to reveal a little of her past once Lila discovers her love of music. But Lila becomes so attached to Robin, she doesn’t pass on what she has learned and she’s fighting her own demons.
Adam works undercover for the State Department in an Ethiopian refugee camp trying to discover if al-Shabaab is infiltrating the camp for recruiting purposes. As soon as he has a recruiter and his family removed, he is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Tess is in a same sex relationship with Emily and she’s taken their son, Max to Greece where she’s researching Spinalonga, a former leper colony, but her relationship with Emily is falling apart.
All three of these different characters and their stories are gripping and their clever connection unclear until Adam reveals something from his youth.