Late in life famed author/theologian C.S. Lewis marries American author Jay Davidson, only to lose her a few years later to cancer. Once writing about pain from an academic viewpoint, he now understands it from the point of view of the broken-hearted living in shadowlands.
During the Napoleonic Wars, this is adventure on the high seas with Capt. Aubrey and his good friend, ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin pursue a French ship.
“Who is watching the watchers?” is a question raised in this thriller set in England where 2 barristers, former lovers, are defending a Muslim terrorist who set off a bomb in a crowded market.