Follow the adventures of Rhodes Scholar Jeri O’Donnell who becomes embroiled in Ulster’s fight for independence from Britain. Later Jeri travels through the Himalayan highlands where she meets Kelly Corcoran, a tourist from the United States. Kelly is willing to gamble her heart, as Jeri struggles against involving anyone in her perilous and chaotic life.
In an epic siege largely ignored by the wider world, Kelly, who was prepared to give up comforts and certainties when she became part of Jeri’s nomadic life, encounters more than physical danger. Her ability to maintain her core integrity is assaulted by the inevitable ugliness of war. For Jeri, the true battle is confronting her attraction to violence as she struggles against losing herself in the exhilaration of combat.