Tom McConnell is a geologist and executive for a hugely powerful and wildly profitable oil company. And when the boss retires, Tom is asked to take his seat. With a happy family and lucrative promotion, life couldn t be sweeter, until a young Inuit, Mika, alleges that Tom s paymasters are ruining the lives of her people, with scant regard for the environmental impact of their work. Examining the issues of climate change through a powerful story of love, commitment and divided loyalties, Burn Up sees Tom mired in Kyoto conference skullduggery, environmental activism and political maneuvering whilst he attempts to find out who to trust his charismatic best friend and lobbyist Mack, colleague and campaigner Holly, or Philip, a manipulative political animal with no fixed portfolio. Burn Up s wonderfully labyrinthine world mixes thrilling drama with some terrifying and very real facts about the single greatest issue facing the planet.