Born on the same day twenty-five years ago, Daniel and Agnus have known each other all of their lives. Angus is white, and Daniel is black. To them, it means nothing, but to others it means everything. They’ve spent the last four years in the country’s army, hunting down terrs, those terrorists who threaten Rhodesia with their new brand of democracy. They become the army’s best special service men.
Without warning, the two are ordered to report immediately to the capital. There are new plans for Daniel and Angus. The military leaders want them out in the land they know with the people they know that are highly aggressive. They’ll choose a special squad of fifty men and make them into the most feared unit in Matabeleland.
Cry My Country, a novel, is set against the backdrop of the bush war marking the final days of Rhodesia in its transition to the new nation of Zimbabwe. From lush farmland to the cities to the sharp edge of the fighting in the bush, the story goes deep into the conflict through the characters of Daniel and Angus.