Ever since the day his twin brother Alex was swept out to sea as a child, Daniel George has been on a downward spiral. He can’t make friends, he can’t hold down a relationship and he can’t begin to grieve.Life is turned on its head when on the twenty-fourth anniversary of the tragedy, while visiting his local church, Daniel discovers an unconscious man slumped against his mother’s gravestone. A young nurse, Gulnaz Rahmani, herself paying her respects to a deceased relative, finds evidence of head injuries that indicate a mugging. Before the paramedics can carry him away, Daniel takes another look at the man, and through the cuts and bruises and the drawn, white skin he suddenly recognises the face of his long lost twin.For weeks, Alex languishes comatose in hospital, only to wake finally, mute and paralysed. Notwithstanding, if Gulnaz will agree to help him, Daniel will undertake to bring the prodigal, miracle-twin home and nurse him back to health.But is this man truly Daniels twin brother? Wouldn’t a twin have tried to make contact years sooner? And why does he now so flatly refuse to play ball? As the invalid’s behaviour becomes increasingly threatening, and as the escalating pressures on Daniel sabotage his fragile new relationship with Gulnaz, so the tiny, cramped flat becomes a powder keg that sooner or later must explode. When the final spark comes, the consequences for everyone are catastrophic and profound.