Mordecai Goldman is a man born of chaos steeped in violence. His life takes a drastic turn when Simmy, his little brother, comes home with a knife stuck in his shoulder.
After turbulent years at an all-Christian high school in Poland, and his mandatory military service, Mordecai finds himself manning a tank for the Soviets in the Second World War. After fighting his way to Germany, Mordecai falls in love with his future wife and emigrates to Canada.
Saying goodbye to everyone he loves, Mordecai moves on with his life and toward the inevitable conclusion that awaits us all. But will his life end like it began: in violence?
This story is based on true events, and Mordecai Goldman was a real person. This is the story of a man tough, passionate and stubborn, to the end.