David McGregor’s life has undergone a radical change: the former investment banker lost his fortune playing the stock exchange and has reinvented himself as a (seemingly) passionate whale conservationist. Leah Cullin, a young journalist, is investigating undercover on board McGregor’s ship, chasing down rumours that he may have embezzled donations and misappropriated funds. But she is sidetracked by her encounters with the whales: the massive animals and their suffering at the hands of humans move her deeply. She also finds herself drawn against her will towards the man she’s supposed to be investigating… but how far can she trust him? While all this is going on, Leah’s former lover Geoffrey has managed to win over her nine-year-old son Michael and is planning a lavish engagement party to celebrate her return.
a gripping and poignant love story centring on the burning issues of our age: ecology and environmentalism