Alice Babel, paralysed and orphaned after a terrorist attack, is the richest girl in the world. From her apartment in the tallest building of the city, she looks down on a world of workers, beggars and terrorists. Alice would trade with any of them. Overprotected by her grandfather, she feels extremely lonely in her golden cage. Until Naomi steps into her life. But who can you trust in a world where the law of the strongest prevails?
Babel is an exciting, profound novel, in which Jan De Leeuw again shows that his great strength lies in creating complex, thoroughly credible characters. In this flawlessly constructed story the puzzle is slowly laid out and no one turns out to be what they seem. Good and evil emerge as empty concepts when revenge is the overarching theme.