Due Preparations for the Plague : Lowell tries not to think about the past and the hijacking that killed his mother. Samantha, on the other hand, cannot let go. As a child she survived the hijacking of Air France Flight 64, and as an adult she obsessively digs for answers, seeking a man called Salamander whom she believes holds key information. It is the death of Lowell's father, and his legacy of blue sports bags crammed with documents and videotapes, that finally brings Lowell and Samantha together and unravels the interconnections between victims and perpetrators, saved and damned. But in this murky world of endless aliases and surveillance, who can be trusted? When does the quest for truth become a dangerous obsession? And what difference can the truth make?