The young idealist Michael receives a treasured position of the coordinator in the humanitarian program of the UN. He is sent to Iraq coming itself after war which is torn now to parts by government agents and representatives of powerful oil corporations. To grow roots on the new place and to penetrate into affairs it is helped by his chief — the knowing region the diplomat Pasha from within. Than Michael learns more, that suspicions of a big plot at the highest level get stronger stronger. To open him — means to endanger own life and lives of his mentor and the Kurdish woman whom he loves.