Fiction. A young man and his friend embark on a trip to Columbia, a country immersed in civil war. They soon make friends there and become deeply involved in their lives. Their own lives change as they are confronted with the fear, despair, and corruption hidden everywhere. But they also encounter another essential element of life in a war zone: the extreme passion and love that drive and illuminate the people they meet. Marc Atherton has written here his first and only novel, a poignant tale that he was unable to survive. He died 6 months after finishing this masterpiece.