During WWII, an Irish allied soldier in Greece finds love for a woman, and for a people, as he joins in their tragic fight against the Nazis.
In autumn of 1943, a lone allied soldier parachutes into Greece. His stated goal: to build an airstrip for the British. Brendon O'Malley is an Irishman, and though the Nazis are his enemy, that doesn’t necessarily make the British his friends—especially when he discovers they have seriously misled him about his mission.
Wounded during the drop, he's set upon and robbed by seventeen-year-old Danae and her little brother, Stefanos. Mistrustful of any foreigner, the two hold him captive in their home in the village of Kalavryta. But despite the mistrust, a wary friendship develops between the three—especially between Brendon and Danae. After his wounds heal, Brendon even joins the Greek resistance, the antartes. But disaster lies just ahead, and the Nazis, already a palpable presence in their lives, stage a savage attack on Kalavryta. Through it all, the love that has grown between Brendon and Danae cannot be extinguished.