The Third I
As the third identical male triplet is born at the Doctors Without Borders encampment in Ubatu, it is against a cacophony of small arms fire, as the camp is overrun by insurgents intent on expelling all foreigners from their land.
Doctor Rene, midwife Larry and the camp pastor, Father O'Connell, desperately rush towards the impatient, evacuation helicopter, each carrying one of the triplets. The mother, Sarah, has been left, dying from blood loss incurred during birth.
Rene and Larry make it to the helicopter, but Father O'Connell is shot and lies fatally wounded in the swirling dust, still clinging to the third triplet.
The lives and fortunes of the rescuers and rescued unfold in unexpected and challenging directions, in profound personal journeys for all, as the triplets reach puberty.