Larry Mahon is single and contented, he travels the world working for a logging company. He does not worry about saving the rainforest or the people who live in it until his Land Rover kills a native boy. Larry is haunted by this incident. Going home to Derry he finds the city and his family divided by sectarianism. Larry does not belong in either world and does not know where to turn. Believable characters and a vividly realised setting combine to make this an enjoyable read with a sympathetic central character.