In 1876, Lieutenant Michael Crofton watches in horror as Custer dies at the Little Big Horn – shot in the back by his own men. For Crofton, a West Pointer and career army man, this is the beginning of an emotional and intellectual journey that is mirrored in his physical involvement in wars in both the Wild West and in East Africa. At last he arrives once again at West Point, to find that nothing and everything has changed, including himself….
Written in a spare, deceptively simple style, this is a powerful novel of war and of character. Easy to read and hard to forget, Crofton’s Fire is highly recommended.