right foreground of the picture stood a woman’s figure as she faced the house,
which put her back to the camera.She
was visible from about the lower part of her shoulders to mid-thigh, her
well-toned body undisguised by loose-fitting jeans and black leather jacket.Her posture was tense, as if poised to fight
despite there being no visible enemy.One hand was behind her back, and it clutched a rosary.
The woman was Lena’s mother.The photo had been taken five years earlier without Alex’s