Whereas he had previously refused any commitment in world affairs in view of the fragility of human things, a man finds love and engages, with the woman he loves at his side, in a struggle for law, justice and peace in the midst of the wars of our times.
This struggle will yield stronger and stronger tensions for him, in view of the tragedies of our world, of the difficulties to act about them and even to know what should be done, in view of divergent opinions e.g.
on international justice and about wars in Libya and in Syria These tensions will lead him to pessimism and to his fate, in spite of the love of the woman, who conserves her hope in the progress of humanity: the future is open...
The novel is presented as a Greek tragedy, in three acts. It is partly a romance, but is based on true facts and stories and gives a simple but often unknown information on international law, with its ambiguities and problems, on wars of our times as also on humanitarian organizations.
It is also a reflection on our human condition.