Jack McCall was a good man: loyal, brave, clever, ambitious, a genius with machinery, and a leader.
Yet his life was dogged by misfortune.
The story starts with Jack as a boarder at Plumtree High School in Rhodesia and ends with his personal reminiscences written at an unknown place near the Brandberg Mountain in Namibia. In between there is the brutality of the Bush War; love, marriage and betrayal in Walvis Bay; and manslaughter at the Black Rock Mountain Mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
He never deserved any of it.