Haiti, the Caribbean, 2011.
The streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are beyond recognition after the fragile nation is hit by the worst earthquake in its history.
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Devastation is immense and reconstruction work is beyond a lifetime’s realisation.
But, while the people are suffering from disease and privation and the State is entirely dependent on foreign aid, an underground economy is flourishing.
Micha Collaro is a powerful drug lord who rules his borderless empire with an iron fist.
With the help of his loyal aids, scooped from the desperate slums of the city, he will stop at nothing in expanding his control over the small, troubled country’s political systems, and defending his position as top kingpin in the nefarious Caribbean black market.
His goal is supremacy and fortune; his means are threats, coercion and violence.
To stand in his way is to join the growing list of mysterious disappearances, to be disposed of quietly like so many others on the disaster-stricken streets of the Haitian capital.
Principled and driven Danish aid-worker Vicki Salling, whose only objective is to help the Haitian people overcome a hardship that has impressed itself on every aspect of daily life, did exactly that…
From the bustling marketplaces and towering ruins of Port-au-Prince, to the idyllic beach resorts and hedonistic parties of the neighbouring Dominican Republic, danger awaits Vicki at every turn. A situation that catches her off her guard brings incalculable consequences, and she learns that the structures holding her life together are much more volatile than she thought.