Late night at the Escobars' secluded beach house, an unexpected visitor's arrival gives rise to a flood of unanswered questions. What does this cultivated doctor have to do with Paulina's imprisonment and torture? Can truth heal terror or justice redeem a person's pain--or a nation's? Just how do we keep our humanity once we have tasted evil? This moral thriller caused a sensation in 1991, and has only become more immediate, more relevant, and more unsettling.