A train races through the night, and a man is thrown off as it goes through a mountain pass. Steve Mitchel is briefed on the importance of rich vanes of manganese in Nigeria, and its use in producing steel. The mission is to get the Nigerian government to sign an agreement with America. Whether Rus proves to be alive or not will determine how they play it when they go in.
Posing as a foreign correspondent to get a story from a tribal chief, Steve dives into the middle of danger, shady characters, and rugged country as he is in line to take that same train through the mountains. Locals seem to see through his guise as being on a hunting expedition. What else will they know? Will he get any further than that mountain pass?
Escaping danger, and sticking to his disguise as a correspondent, Steve continues on to the remote village. From train, to jeep, to the bush. The dangers aren’t over, and Steve isn’t sure its only related to accidents in the jungle. Negotiations 3with the tribe aren’t without a hitch, and betrayal is exposed. Who will win the contract? As a bonus, the secret of who killed Russ is resolved.