When a ton of cyanide pellets break free from the carry net of the KLI Mining Jet Ranger, it explodes through towering treetops in pristine rainforests in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea to unleash a story that drives the passions of men to the very limits of their endurnce. An environmental scientist battles the oppressive humidity of the South Pacific tropics to reach the potential environmental disaster. Cyanide pellets threaten to dissolve in the unpredictability of violent storms and unrelenting humidity that drives men crazy, and seep into pure mountain streams. The never-ending threat from malaria, wild boar, deadly poisons, both cyanide and arsenic; the hatred that simmers from greed, and the determination fo spirits that hold no bounds for the love of this island, are fueled by the terror one journalist instills in all hearts when she walks into impenetrable rainforests even the natives fear to enter.
A mining magnate is accused of environmental negligence that holds the potential to wipe out an entire village of natives in the valley below KLI Mining. Explosions rip through a sulfide gold-enriched ore ridge that attracts lightning strikes with the heated air it breaths. One man rules with absoloute command while the rumble of open cut mining rapes the land and sabotage threatens to take out all in its path. This is the story of 'Niugini Gold'.
The shotgun is law, the native government is unrelenting in its ways, and the language of Tok Pisin is as harsh and unforgiving as the Huli and Motu native men themselves. Blood, Sweat, and Tears, combine with the beauty of coral reefs, around the tropical island of Niugini. Kumul, the Bird of Paradise speaks to all who will listen. This is 'Niugini Gold!'