"Yes, Mary, what is it today?"
"The generator just went off in the middle of surgery. The lights are out and the surgeons can't see a thing. This should not be happening. Come with me now. We need to check the fuel level."
In one swift motion, reaches under his shirt and raises a handgun to my face.
"You, come with me," he orders.
After sixteen years as an emergency room nurse, Mary Lightfine takes on the greatest challenge of her life when she wakes up one morning in the midst of an African war zone. In this compelling true story Mary narrowly escapes an attempted kidnapping at gunpoint, death threats and the wiles of a lecherous pilot, as she struggles to help the masses caught in the middle of Somalia's civil conflict. Find out how to get a man off drugs by giving him a bath, how to save your colleague from man-eating sharks, and learn what not to do when you find a bomb in your patient's bed. The characters are real, unforgettable and unique. An exciting, entertaining and challenging read; the next best thing to being there yourself!