As children, Miles Cameron and Julius Khumalo were blissfully unaware of the storm clouds that were gathering across Rhodesia. And they couldn't possible be expected to know that the winds of change would eventually blow these clouds across their beloved home, Scarfell Farm. But when the war of independence finally splits this beautiful country, the boys are thrust into a world so terrible that even their childhood friendship cannot possibly survive it. Caught in the crossfire between black and white Africans, Miles, the son of a white farmer, and Julius, the son of a black farm worker, experience a suffering so great it will destroy their pact of blood brotherhood and settle the burden of hatred upon them as they grow into men. As the fledgling Zimbabwe struggles to emerge from the ashes of war, the enmity between Miles and Julius rages on. Each man is motivated by one goal in life: to destroy the other. The old war between black and white Africa is over, but a new one has just begun.