With heartbreaking realism, only someone who has lived there could know, Shirley Palmer conveys the haunting beauty and raw savagery of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia.
Liz Ryan has always known she was adopted, but it never hel much significance for her. She has everthing she ever wanted: loving parents, a busy life in L.A., a career as an up-and-coming surgeon.
Then she finds out the truth about her birth.
Learning that her birth mother was a Saudi Arabian concubine, Lliz sets forth on a remarkable journey. She accepts a job in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and begins her search for the woman who gave up her infant daughter to save her life.
Before long, Liz is drawn into the plight of a people on the brink of war. And into the intimate and hostile world of the women behind the veil.