Richard Loseby's first book, 'Blue Is The Colour Of Heaven', an astonishing account of his journey by foot through Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, was a best-seller for Penguin, including sales in Australia, the UK and Canada.
Unbelievably, in November 2002 Richard decided to take a break from the constraints of mortgage and family and return to Iran and Afghanistan in search of his friends Karim and Nabi - Nebi's last words to him were 'come back soon Massoud' - a journey few would even contemplate. He travelled light, without the trappings of modern travel, except for his old Pentaz camera, a notepad and a good pair of boots.
What had happened to his friends in the intervening years? They were fighting a war with a common enemy - were they still alive?