Timbuktu | 1958
In French Sudan, the Tuareg people are rebelling against the colonists. Col. Dufort, ordered to take command of the French troops in Timbuktu, Mali, arrives with his wife, Natalie, in tow. Dufort's primary initiative is to see that a respected Tuareg religious leader makes it to the city for peace talks. When the holy man goes missing, Dufort hires American adventurer Mike Conway to track him down before the Tuareg uprising gets out of hand.