Five months after his wife’s death, retired journalist Eliot Maxwell flies to New York to meet Tala, the Filipino love child he has never seen, and re-ignite his relationship with her mother, after a gap of twenty years.
In a pact, contrived to prevent Tala learning Eliot’s true identity, she had always been told that he is her uncle, the identical twin of her father, tragically killed in a road accident.
But her suspicions are aroused when she is told so little about her “father”. Have they something to hide? Tala turns to cutting-edge DNA technology, Internet research and newspaper archives in her search for answers.