It’s 2015. Amman, Jordan. Next door to the deadliest conflict on the planet. Journalist Sterling Hunt crossed into Syria to report on Abu Hurriyah–a rebel leader who promises to deliver the hopes and dreams of the revolution. Six weeks have passed and no one has heard from him. Lost? Kidnapped? Dead?
Sterling’s friend Harold Rypkowski and wife Claire have arrived in the Jordanian capital to find their friend. Two people can help: Fadi, a Palestinian-American war reporter and Mohammad, a Syrian activist who wound up in Amman. Together the four of them must navigate a world of diplomats, humanitarians, spies, secret police, and smugglers to bring their friend home.
Knowing who to trust is all but impossible in a town where what you see is not what you get.