Adventure and mystery in the mountains of Italy during World War II. Brookes, a British army captain, awakes after being wounded in the mountains of Italy to find himself a guest of the Baron of Castelmantia in his remote castle. He can remember the ambush by Mussolini's fascists, the panic of the rebels, the bloodshed, and being struck by a bullet. And there are other things too, things he'd rather not remember. Easy to read literary fiction with an enticing mystery at its heart.