On 11 September the world unexpectedly changes. As does the life of Flavia, a single, honest, determined thirty-year-old television reporter who is immediately posted to Pakistan. Her excellent reports earn her promotion. In Pakistan she meets Thomas, a free-lance photographer.
First an opponent and then an ally, Thomas is a veteran of his trade. However the wilful and passionate Thomas is also a loner who hates the sensationalist press and, unlike Flavia, is in favour of the war which is about to break out. Extremely different from one another, but nevertheless profoundly united by their love of truth, Flavia and Thomas are immediately attracted to one another and decide to leave together for the territory controlled by the Northern Alliance.