Paul Wood was just a tourist in battle-scarred Sarajevo. Then an unexpected encounter changed his life. Now he is a desperate woman's only hope of escape. To get her to safety, he must find a way through the minefield of warlords, criminals, and peacekeepers that is postwar Bosnia.
Pursued by brutal gangsters, unable to leave the country legally, Paul agrees to do a job for a shadowy group of human traffickers, in exchange for safe passage. The traffickers seem friendly. The job seems harmless. But when he discovers the secrets seething beneath, the repercussions will propel him on a perilous journey around the world - from a warlord's compound in lawless Albania, through the jungles of Latin America, and towards an explosive confrontation at an extraordinary festival in the Nevada desert . . .