Elizabeth Pennington has come to the war-torn South American country of
Callivera to volunteer at a tiny mission. Kidnapped by the local rebels
who are more interested in ransom than politics, she ends up at their
camp in the Andes where she meets Finn MacGowan, member of the infamous
Committee, a covert organization dedicated to destroying terrorism.
MacGowan has been held hostage for almost three years, and he's chosen
the night she arrives as the night he plans to escape. When he does, she
follows him, heading down the steep mountainous terrain with another
hostage, the teenage son of a Hollywood millionaire. Rebels, soldiers,
traitors and near-drowning follows them on their journey. As they travel
from the mountain fortress to a transatlantic freighter, an old cafe in
Spain ending in a shootout at a farmhouse in France, MacGowan
reluctantly falls in love, and Beth learns that the cynical, dangerous
soldier-of-fortune might be worth saving after all.