Paul Tradour is a teacher, doctor, and pastor who, for the best part of a decade, has labored faithfully amongst the remnant people of one of Africa's great tribal nations. After an unsuccessful attempt to return to the United States, he cannot refuse the calling of his beloved continent once again. The former Sergeant Daniel Rutter, a South African Special Forces sniper, was never supposed to return from one final mission that nearly cost him his life. After being ordered to kill Pieter Dortmus, the father of his friend Elizabeth, he uncovers his victim's legacy-a fortune in diamonds from a secret mine. After almost a year of legal battles to clear his name, Daniel is eventually discharged from the Army and returns to the valley of the Impala, where he soon discovers he is not suited for a quiet domestic life teaching children. Meanwhile, Elizabeth has no idea that the tall, decisive soldier she is attracted to took her father's life. As Paul and Daniel reconnect and resume their close friendship, they have no idea that Elizabeth is about to be unwillingly catapulted into a dangerous situation that will change the course of all of their lives forever.