This is a story of Africa at its most cruel and tender moments. It is a story of violence set against the breathtaking beauty of Nyanga; that is not its real name, but those who were there will know the location. If I Should Die is not about black against white, but of resistance to change and the righting of past wrongs. It is about a war men know they cannot win, but fight anyway, because it's their job. The fight becomes personalized between two combatants who represent the best each side has to offer. Sergeant Wilson is severely wounded and taken away for interrogation. When the injured man's fiancée tries to find him, she must make tough decisions in the name of love. Although this action-packed story set in Africa is fiction, most of it did happen. Author Tom Edwards was born in Hampshire, England. He served six years in the Fleet Air Arm branch of the Royal Navy. He then worked several years as an artist before moving to Southern Africa, where he was a freelance newspaper reporter and then a mining engineer in South Africa, Zambia and Namibia, finally settling in what was then Rhodesia. During the Rhodesian conflict, he joined the reserve branch of the security forces, serving on border patrol.