A story of Liberty and Despotism, Love and Domination, Life and Death

A bloodthirsty dictator, an unforgiving desert world, a dispute over unimaginable wealth…what could possibly go wrong?

Late one night, Mike Hayden stumbles over a beautiful young woman being mugged in the Old Quarter of Hyumbar–and his life changes forever. Drawn into a web of political intrigue by his new acquaintance, he quickly finds himself at ground zero in a bloody coup d’état. As events careen out of control, annihilation threatening at every turn, Mike and his fellow travelers are faced with a stark, age-old choice. Fight like cornered rats, or die…