Did Aaron, Paul, Keith, Mere and Daniel really make a pact, sign a contract—or something like that—guaranteeing that, in Daniel’s words in their final year at Freemans Bay Elementary School, they would always be buddies and never let each other down? The Tribe grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, in the 1960s. Five friends united by their Oceanian roots and humble origins. Now in their forties, they have taken different paths, but their attachment remains strong—or so they think. When Aaron dies, they all come together to attend his funeral. Aaron’s two carefully compartmentalized lives suddenly appear in broad daylight, revealing fault lines that brutally confront the members of the Tribe with their contradictions. Will the code of honor that demands vengeance for the deceased prevail over the respect for the law required of citizens of a modern state? Will the lure of gain be stronger than the solidarity of the group?