Sally Goodchild, a thirty-seven-year-old American journalist, suddenly finds herself pregnant and married to an English foreign correspondent, Tony Hobbs, whom she met while they were both on assignment in Cairo. From the outset Sally's relationship with both Tony and London is an uneasy one - as she finds her husband and his city to be far more foreign than imagined. But her problems soon turn to nightmares when she discovers that everything can be taken down and used against you.
Douglas Kennedy's novels - The Big Picture, The Job and The Pursuit of Happiness - have all been critically praised bestsellers. His first novel, The Dead Heart, has been filmed as Welcome to Woop-Woop. He is also the author of three acclaimed travel books: Beyond the Pyramids, In God's Country and Chasing Mammon. His work has been translated into sixteen languages. Born in Manhattan in l955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.