In the year 1970, a Mexican truck driver transporting illegal migrants into the United States is shot dead in Arizona by a U.S. Border Patrol officer. Thirty years later after an airline crash, Hope Lacy, a high profile television current affairs presenter from a prominent Chicago family, discovers that her entire privileged life has been a lie, that the woman she always believed to be her mother was not her mother at all.
"Predictable but well done."
1873: A landslide at a diamond mine in Africa leaves an autocratic British army major, Spencer Shackerly, badly injured and in a deep coma. He awakens to find himself a helpless cripple and his military career over. Holding Lieutenant Jeffrey Guest responsible for his plight, he is determined to have the young officer face a court martial. Jeffrey Guest has since returned to England, planning to marry his childhood sweetheart. On his wedding day he is blamed for the death of a soldier when the army attempts to arrest him. But aided by family and friends he manages to flee the country. So begins a relentless worldwide manhunt.