At the edge of the Atacama Desert - one of the driest places on earth - solar astromer Rebecca Weatherhead, PhD, sits writing the confession she thought she'd never write: about crimes that she still isn't quite sure were crimes. She has arrived in San Pedro de Atacama to record a total eclipse of the sun: historically, one of the most terrifying events in Nature, as - without warning - day becomes night. And w, after the event, she stays on alone: considering her violent youth, her future, and strange fears of her own.
Arrived with Queen Elizabeth II - and still keeps in touch with Her Majesty to the greatest degree possible. Author of six books, and many shorter works.