Roxanne Coss, an opera singer at the height of her powers performs for dignitaries in a banana republic. Revolutionaries take everyone hostage and make demands. As the days stretch into weeks, kidnappers and hostages form mesmerising friendships and bonds. This was far less about the state of tension, and much more about psychology and character and it all centred around Roxanne and her spectacular voice. The writing and insights were beautiful, and the story delightful and charming yet gripping and devastating.