Charles is sent to work in a warzone. There he is faced with a question: where do you draw the line between good and evil?
Somalia has collapsed and the society lies in ruins, slowly devouring itself and forgotten by the world. As people desperately try to escape, some risk their lives to seek safety across the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen. Yemen is a country on the brink. Tribal warfare seeks to break down the very fabric of the society, and al-Qaeda roams freely in the tribal highlands of this beautiful yet rugged terrain. Charles Moriarty is a city lawyer from London who wants a change. Salamander, a world-famous humanitarian organization, sends him to Yemen to collect testimonies from Somalis crossing the Gulf of Aden. Here he comes face to face with despair and destruction, meeting other humanitarians, each with their own motivations. As Yemen itself slowly descends into chaos, he is faced with tough decisions and an important question: Where do you draw the line between good and evil? This story traces the experiences of Charles Moriarty as he navigates the complex world of humanitarian aid work. The characters he meets along the way slip back and forth across this fine line in a high-stress, high-action post-apocalyptic environment. One thing is certain: nothing is ever black and white.