Dana Norland flees the US for the mountains of Rwanda, and poses as a biologist. She finds herself caring for gorillas with Kristen, Dian Fossey’s successor at the Karisoke research center. Dana has plenty of time to think about the crime she’s committed, but can she find peace? Apparently not, for the mountain is haunted both by the ghost of Dian Fossey, and by the men who murdered her.
Personal vendetta joins with genocide. The women hide in the rain forest among the mountain gorillas they once protected. They learn what justice is, and what it is not.
Justine Saracen is a recovered academic who started out producing dreary theses, dissertations and articles for esoteric literary journals. Writing fiction, it turned out, was a lot more fun.
Justine lives on a little winding street in Brussels, where being an adopted European has brought her close to the memories of WWII and engendered a sort of obsession with the war years.
When dwelling in reality, Justine’s favorite pursuits are scuba diving and listening to opera.