Three months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, news of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnapping and murder struck the world with the force of an aftershock. In Pakistan to pursue a story on international terrorism, Pearl left his seven-months-pregnant journalist wife in a Karachi apartment and set out on January 23, 2002, to interview a known Islamic militant named Sheikh Gilani. He never returned. In this memoir, Mariane Pearl recalls the anguished five weeks between Danny's disappearance and his violent death at the hands of fundamentalist fanatics. She provides a rare glimpse into the post-9/11 world of international journalism - a treacherous sphere of 'fixers' and informants, where reporters are only as safe as their contacts and where, despite every precaution, betrayals occur.