On his way back to Amsterdam from New Zealand Jacques Bekker's plane is delayed, giving him four unexpected hours in Sydney. On a whim he decides to look up an old girlfriend - his first love. He arrives on Monique's street just as a stylish woman is loading a last suitcase into the back of a smart car. Thirty years vanish in the blink of an eye and before Jacques knows it he's become an accomplice to a disappearing act that will soon be front page news. But by then Jacques and Monique will be deep in the outback and well on the way to the treacherous heart of their teenage past.