Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts.
Set during WWI this is the story of a young woman's search for her fiance whom she believes is alive despite reports to the contrary. Unable to walk since childhood she is fearless in her quest. This is a "mystery, a love story, and an extaordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War".