A fictional account of the trailer trash lifestyle for overseas contractors working in Iraq which explores and shows the devious people and the mentality of westerners who believe they are above the law. It also hits the nail on the head when highlighting corporate politics, office bullies, male vultures and what poisonous manipulative women can and will get away with just by simply using their vagina as a tool. Desert Rose also shows the rest of the world what life is like for a western woman working in a man’s world, as well as the constant battle not to get drawn in to the sleazy world that westerners who not only lack shame with regards to how they conduct their behavior but also the shame they bring on to their own countries whilst been visitors in Iraq. The outside world will never get to see and hear about life as a contractor unless you work in this environment, or unless people start talking about it. Reading about life as a contractor through Mia's journey is as close to the truth as it gets.