David Massey’s life is like his music collection: seriously mixed up. He’s written sketches for broadcast on African FM radio stations, presented music and magazine shows, and produced the odd drama or two. His talent for fixing things enabled him to make an almost seamless transition from behind the mic to installing radio and production studios all over the place. His wife thinks it was just so he could spend loads of time with sultry Hispanic radio presenters in Miami. Nowadays he prefers the quiet life, running a business with Debi, shouting at the dog, being clawed to shreds by the cat, playing the guitar and – oh yeah – writing.
After heading up an aid expedition during the Romanian revolution and broadcasting in Africa, David witnessed the devastating effect of conflict on young people. Their resilience and ability to be instruments of change helped inspire his story of a teenage army medic. David and his wife Debi now run an emergency supplies business.
Elinor Nielson, a 19-year-old British army medic, is led into a dangerous intrigue surrounding a mysterious young Afghan girl. What she discovers makes her question everything she believes about love and war.