Courage, compassion and political intrigue in the wake of a devastating natural disaster
A brutal earthquake strikes without warning, sweeping away the fragile infrastructure of Pakistan’s Himalayan sub-ranges within a few seconds, claiming the lives of thousands of people and leaving millions without shelter just as the bitter winter is moving in.
A multi-national team of aid workers are drawn in from across the globe in a race against time to assist survivors under intense physical and emotional pressure.
Amongst them is John Cousins, a British journalist who finds himself at the centre of conflicting interests played out against the highly charged disaster scenario. The events he bears witness to in the remote mountain areas are both heart-breaking and inspiring.
In the face of crushing adversity, the local community must pull-together to pave a new life on the other side of this earth-shattering catastrophe.
Andrew Goss is a former print journalist, aid worker and humanitarian reporter. His work has led him to travel extensively and for several years he lived in Pakistan, where he supported the aid and development sector. He is a passionate advocate of education for the world’s poorest. He lives in Leicester with his partner Claire, a nurse and former aid worker.