Craig Walters, a young university graduate, accepts an entry-level position at Southern Cross Bank & Trust - a small private bank in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Tasked with caring for his widowed Mother in her final days, all he wishes for is a little peace and a steady income until he can get his life in order. However, his indoctrination into the world of banking quickly becomes anything but peaceful. Craig stumbles upon a fraud scheme, and his search for answers unwittingly sets off alarm bells that reverberate around the globe.
From the high-rise offices above to the streets of Melbourne below; to Dublin, and modern-day political struggles; and to Rome, and the unlimited power and reach of the Catholic Church, an intricate web of corruption and unbridled greed is spun that entwines all that come in contact.
And whether to Turn a Blind Eye becomes a matter of life and death.
A moving, coming-of-age, tale that follows three young boys through adolescence into adulthood, each trying to make sense of a world turned upside down.
Poland - 1939
The German army sweeps across Poland intent on the destruction of an entire people. In a small Polish town, 10-year-old Piotr Kowalczyk’s idyllic world will be forever destroyed.
Croatia - 1944
Young Dino Mitak flees to the freedom of the West as the communist-led Partisans move ever closer to Zagreb.
Australia - 1980
A small boy, already struggling to cope with the loss of a parent, is confronted by a gruesome murder.
From the tranquil foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in southern Poland, to the Balkans and a simmering feud centuries in the making, to the streets of inner-city Melbourne where histories collide.
These events, generations and worlds apart, are interwoven in a poignant story of grief, hatred, revenge and finally - closure.