Handsome, naive, and loyal, Ambassador Molu Sakeseba blames himself for the recent trouble. He fiercely protected his country's interests, but Washington is t happy with Dictator Motutu, especially for his role in the Tutsi gecide. The State Department's next ambassador to Democratic Republic of the Congo is proof. With praise and t fury, Motutu summons Molu home to replace the ailing foreign minister. Sure he is forgiven, Sakeseba igres warnings from his friends in America's diplomatic corps and Fatou-Anne Cerusu, the wise Senegalese foreign minister. Kissing his wife and daughters good-bye, the ambassador boards his flight for Abu Dhabi, his first stop to intrigue, danger, and romance. In Kinshasa the hate-filled security chief Maka Mgonu and the Dictator's trap await his arrival.