Afia Satar is studious, modest, and devout. The daughter of
a landholding family in northern Pakistan, Afia has enrolled in an American
college with the dream of returning to her country as a doctor. But when a photo
surfaces online of Afia holding hands with an American boy, she is suddenly no
longer safe—even from the family that cherishes her.
Rising sports star Shahid Satar has been entrusted by his family to watch over Afia in this strange New England landscape. He has sworn to protect his beloved sister from the dangerous customs of America, from its loose morals and easy virtue. Shahid was the one who convinced their parents to allow her to come to the United States. He never imagined he’d be ordered to cleanse the stain of her shame.