Jack Dwyer, an engineer in a major US energy company, has just arrived with his wife and two daughters in a southeastern country. For the man, this post is the sign of a new beginning. But the situation is very quickly upset when a coup breaks out in the country. The demonstrators, who were very violent, attacked foreigners as a priority. Jack and his family have to hide to survive. Fortunately, a certain Hammond, arrived by the same plane as them, is ready to help them. The man, an alcoholic baroudeur, hides a more complex character.