Out walking with his wife, Lauren, beside the river Tyne, Tom Seymour
instinctively risks his life to save a young man who they happen to notice
just before he jumps into the icy current. Tom's spontaneous act saves the
life of someone whose past, as well as his future, he feels a sense of
responsibility towards. Recently released from prison, and living under an
assumed name, Danny Miller was tried for murder as a ten-year-old on the
basis of Tom's testimony, and assessment of him as a psychologist and an
expert witness. When Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life—beginning
with his past—Tom is drawn into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of
the child murderer's case.

Pat Barker—Border Crossing

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