A story about LOVE, RITUAL KILLINGS and JUSTICE.
In Liberia, the saying goes, "If you go swimming alone in the night, a jinna (sinister spirit) can catch you, mahmie watta (evil mermaid) can catch you, and a heart man can catch you. But only with the heart man, and this has been true all over Liberia, is death definite".
Liberian writer Ophelia S. Lewis takes readers on an intimate journey into the lives of Heart Robbers and Heart Breakers. This riveting tale chronicles the journey of RJ, an Atlanta Lawyer, from the U.S. to Liberia in order to defend his father against a Ritual Killing accusation. Along the way he is exposed to secrets that took place in his father's native country of Liberia as well as in his own family. Labeled as a Heart Man, RJ's father's life rests in the hands of those that can prove his innocence.
RJ, the main character, introduces readers to many of the issues that plague nations around the world; as well as many of the hopes and dreams they share.