When Antonia Lanchester is told she has only months to live, she decides to give those months meaning by blowing the whistle on her employers. Masterpiece Home Design, an upmarket home furnishing company, has links to an atrocity committed by illegal loggers in Borneo. As she has nothing to lose, Antonia steals some incriminating files from her employer's computer and hands them over to an environmental campaign group. Suddenly, powerful interests from London to Kuala Lumpur find themselves threatened with exposure. Antonia is out of her depth, forced to struggle not only against ruthless enemies but also against the weakness of her cancer-ridden brain.
Born in the USA, Gillian Bradshaw grew up in Washington, Santiago, Chile and Michigan. She is a Classics graduate from Cambridge, and published her first novel, Hawk of May, just before her final term. A highly acclaimed novelist, Gillian Bradshaw has won the Hopwood Award for Fiction, among other prizes. She lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and their four children.