In a region of the world torn apart by civil war, a child basks in the radiance of an unprecedented milestone in human achievement. Silently, he dares dream that no matter what it takes he will one day become a part of the wonder he sees. Thirty years later, now with children of his own, he watches in horror as a lifetime's ambition lands within his grasp. Awakened to a dilemma of unimaginable magnitude, he faces a decision that could lead to overwhelmingly rich discoveries or result in humanity's greatest shame. But all is not as it appears to be. In the quest to satisfy ambition as well as garner acceptance and recognition, people do lie - to themselves and to others. How much control do we have over life? Who and what shapes out future? The answers are revealed in the most audacious expedition ever planned.