The Mali-Kuli Forest Reserve in central Africa is home to an ancient volcano, rare Pygmy Chimpanzees, and a tangle of
plots and intrigues as impenetrable as the jungle itself.
On a business trip to Africa, Carol Simmons finds she is being followed by unknown people who believe she is the mysterious
"Mrs. Simon" they have all been waiting for. Soon she is drawn into a dangerous web that links a radical environmental group,
a logging company, a fugitive priest, a pair of young men with criminal ambitions, and a beautiful young woman who
sees blackmail as her road to an MBA.
Hoping to shake them off, Carol travels to the Mali-Kuli
forest, where researchers and rangers are fighting to protect the endangered chimpanzees from poachers and corrupt politicians.
But who are the protectors and who are the poachers? The answer becomes clear as her pursuers begin to close in,
and Carol learns what happened to the real Mrs. Simon...