Be careful what you wish for. What if you were granted the opportunity of a lifetime only to find out it was much more than you ever bargained for? What if your dream job turned out to be something that threatened to destroy your soul and rob you of your life? You're exposed, how would you feel? Child in a Sandbox tells the story of Alfred Zimmerman's ordeal with political bureaucracy, cooperate cover-up, and humanitarian struggle on an unimaginable scale. The book is an up close and personal account of his time spent in Iraq as a civilian contractor, an experience that changed his life forever. The book looks at the plight of the Iraqi children, the emotional highs and lows of everyday existence, and the struggle to remain sane in a world filled with turmoil, hate, and hopelessness.