Emeka and Barbara had met before but only briefly. When they ran into each other again eight years later and married, Emeka felt he had married the loveliest and most dependable woman, until an unexpected incident sowed doubts that threatened the very fabric of their marriage. Latent error is touching story of love ideals and individuality versus the more imperfect facts of actual life. It centres on conservative principles of its main character, Emeka Obiora, and how these survive within modern life, having first to deal with the slyness of his friend and housemate Mickey and then with the question of paternity - what is more important, the bloodline or real personal attachment? This allows an affecting discussion of the nature of the bonds between human beings.