This novel tells of the experiences of certified engineer Rudi Eichner in the mid’ the 70s. He lives in Düsseldorf Oberbilk, Germany and works as a technical adviser for the Munich-based Global Contract company.
In May 1978, he is sent to Egypt. A Global Contract pilot is to fly him from there to a construction site in the south of Tunisia. Rudi speaks a little Arabic and is looking forward to 6 months in the desert.
But it does not turn out like he imagined. He will never reach his destination in Tozeur at Chott el Djerid. Instead, he becomes involved in adventurous, somewhat political events.