Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six-month tour
of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young
daughters he adores. The outside world sees these reunions as a
taste of heaven after months of hell.
But are they? Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family
and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can't? How
much, indeed, can Alexa, Dan's wife, sacrifice her own needs to
serve his commitment to a way of life that demands everything not
just of him but of her and the children as well?
This novel takes a keen look at the lives of modern military
families. With her trademark intelligence, empathy and clear-eyed
insight, Joanna Trollope shows us a family striving to balance duty
and ambition with intimacy and understanding.