April 2003. Saddam Hussein has been toppled from power and a coalition government is emerging from the rubble to rebuild Iraq. Joining the effort is Jeremy, an idealistic young American who speaks Arabic, but he is not the only one who wants to help. Soon a whole cast of characters descend upon Baghdad, competing to fill the power void and restore Iraq to its rightful place at any cost. A satirical portrayal of the first year of the occupation, Freedomization is a novel about making a difference, the corrosive nature of mistrust and how not everything can be solved with the right technique.