The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale is a very fascinating work of fiction. Simply, this is a novel about a scientist named Daniel. The other important characters are his wife Nancy, his father who is a retired soldier, his great-grandfather and his daughter's Muslim teacher. Daniel and Nancy are in a plane crash and even though they physically survive they have to deal with the repercussion of guilt and censure. This affects them as individuals and creates ripples of everyone their lives touch. It is a well-written story with thoughts of culpability, nerve, connections between people, resentment, and discrimination.