A young Moroccan woman leaves her ramshackle native town to embark upon a dangerous mission to help better the circumstances of her people. Unfortunately, she ends up nearly trapped in a deadly web of political intrigue. The girl, Mouallem must travel to the US and deliver documents to a Moroccan-American journalist, Katrina, in Washington, D.C., proving that the decadent government has been abusing the common people. Unbeknownst to her, the wicked Moroccan ruler has sent an envoy there to find a suitable mansion. The crooked king is planning to leave his native country before it collapses. The envoy finds a perfect house that coincidentally, belongs to Katrina's lover, who is an important figure in manipulating world politics. The envoy also contacts an arms dealer who though knowing little about the Middle Eastern situation, eagerly makes deals with all comers. Meanwhile, Mouallem tires to contact the seemingly elusive Katrina, not knowing that she is being stalked by a mysterious photographer. Katrina, who is anxious to get Mouallem's information, has her own hands full trying to convince her editor to allow her to write an expose of the Moroccan political situation.