THE ENVOY — Historical | Suspense

The story is set amid the fighting between the warring factions of the Hutu and Tutsi rebels in Rwanda and in Zaire, between the rebel forces of Laurent Kabila and the entrenched government headed by Mobutu.

This is Suzanne Taylor’s first assignment in Africa, she was previously stationed in both Peru and Afghanistan. She is only assigned Rwanda at the last minute when her colleague who, having previously started negotiations, is shot and killed on the boarder as tensions mount. Taylor is assigned the task of picking up the pieces and doing so quickly to facilitate the movement of UN aid. The refugee camp at Bukavu is swelling into the hundreds of thousands with many Rwandan refugees fleeing across the boarder, into Zaire.

Meanwhile, bodies float down the river daily.