The story continues moving in time.
It is February 1991, and we learn that Alex has moved back home with his mum and has turned down his place at the Royal Music Academy. He is still worried about what happened in Angel Cay, fearing that an investigation will eventually place him at the scene, so he has cut off all ties with Miles, and he doesn’t even reply to the letters his friend writes to him.
Alex is quite down, not feeling up to much. Then in the chapter I have just read, he goes to Manchester and he meets a band, and after they hear him play, they ask him to join them, and Alex finally accepts. Will Alex make his dreams true? Will he become the great musician he aspires to? Will this band gain fame, or will he eventually start a career as a soloist?