Anjali Chinak, a strong-minded daughter of a Khmer detective, is shocked by the horrible attack on her Eurasian friend, Esmè Laurent, who happens to be the governor’s daughter of Siem Reap, Cambodge. When the man Anjali is secretly in love with is charged with the brutal crime, she has only days to find the real perpetrator before he is put to death. Could it be the same man who has wreaked havoc in other Southeast Asian countries? Anjali is certain that the killer is a member of the royal family, but investigating them could put her own life at risk. As Anjali finds herself getting closer to the truth, she learns that the world is uglier than she could have ever imagined.
Sambath Meas lives in Schaumburg, Illinois. She has a BA in political science from Loyola University Chicago, and is pursuing an MA in Creative Nonfiction at Northwestern University. She has also worked since 1998 in the corporate world doing legal work. She is currently investigating the brutal murders of her uncle, his wife, and their fellow villagers in 1995.