Colonial West Africa and the nationalists want the British out. Tom Bradley, an ex-bomber pilot, takes a job in the Protectorate of Nigeria flying cargo up country alongside a local Nigerian, before external circumstances begin to test their relationship.
Tom falls in love with Elizabeth, an expatriate teacher, but she is married to a wealthy banker and pillar of colonial society. The unfolding events impact on the scars Tom carries from the war, and cause them all to question where their allegiances lie.
Both an adventure story of immense drama, and a love story of uncompromising passion with drastic and tragic consequences.