For many years a seminary professor in Indiana, Dr. Charles Ashanin was known only to family and a few friends as one who narrowly escaped death at the hands of dangerous militants, Communists and Nationalists who dominated his native land of Montenegro in the years just prior to and during World War II. As a result he lived in lifelong exile from his homeland. The recording of his experiences took the form of an autobiographical novel, as he changed the names of some characters and combined others into single individuals to protect the identities of those involved. But the people who knew him well knew also that the facts he describes were true. Writer, and Ashanin's godson, Brian McDonald has beautifully brought this compelling story together so that it might be published and shared with others. The result is a truly heart-pounding tale of mad violence, love and grace.