What should you do if the world has turned against you ? When Father Anselm is asked this question by an old man in the nave at Larkwood Priory, his response is simple : claim sanctuary. Then the old man demands just that : his name is Eduard Schwermann and he is wanted by the police as a suspected war criminal. With her life running out, Agnes Aubret feels it is time to unburden her secrets to her granddaughter Lucy. Fifty years earlier, Agnes had been living in Occupied Paris, a member of a small group smuggling Jewish children to safety - until they were exposed by a young SS Officer : Eduard Schwermann... As Anselm uncovers Schwermann's past, and as Lucy's search into her grandmother's history continues, their investigations dovetail to reveal a remarkable story.