The novel is set amongst the civil war in Sri Lanka where organized murder campaigns bring disappearances to all sides of the war. Anil is a forensic anthropologist, returning to Sri Lanka, sent by an international human rights organisation to investigate these deaths. She sets out with a local forensic doctor to discover the identity of a skeleton unearthed in a government archaeological site. An intriguing trip into forensic methods in which Anil and her co-worker are challenged in their quest and in which the full horrors of the civil war are explored.
This report prepared by John Marcel