Adam Vandergrift is a government employee who finds a loophole in the laws comprising the war on drugs. He puts together a foolproof plan to get opium into the United States and subsequently into the illegal market where money can be made. He can’t do it alone, though, so he strikes up a deal with an Afghan supplier: Jabar, a powerful sheik.
Not fully trusting Adam, Jabar sends his daughter to keep an eye on the drugs and money he has invested. Homa is brilliant, ambitious, and often overlooked in her home country due to her gender. She and Adam work side by side to bring opium into America and launder money into a legitimate business. But they never intended to fall in love.
Homa knows Adam will never have enough, never make enough. Their relationship is doomed from the start since her Afghani background will not allow them to marry, no matter how many times Adam asks. As Adam’s appetite for money continues to grow, he risks losing everything. They’re playing with fire, and both their lives and freedoms are now at stake.