“The people will cry when they see their sacred lands being eaten by the river.”
The heartland of the Himba people is threatened by the proposal to build a hydro-electric dam on the Kunene River. Adam Geard is hired by Rivers for Life to lobby for a less damaging solution to Namibia’s power needs. His quest becomes personal when a Himba friend and his family is savagely tortured and murdered for the crime of speaking out against the dam.
Strong forces are at work: greed for the financial spoils, disregard for human life, foreign nations vying for patronage. Conspiracies abound as the Namibian and Angolan governments jockey for the right to choose the dam site and the contractors who will build and finance the project.
With little regard for the forces railed against him, Adam relentlessly pursues the killers of his friend. Retribution for the murderers and their bosses is his only acceptable outcome.