Jacques Laurent was born in France but brought up by his Argentinian uncle, Ignacio, a bachelor with no children of his own. An estanciero with properties in la Pampa province, closer to Buenos Aires, and in the Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Ignacio was responsible for instilling in young Jacques his passion for mountains and horses. A graduate from France's most prestigious college, the École Polythecnique, this is Jacque's story of his loves and adventures, a tale of amazing mettle and daring in face of different kinds of dangers and adverse odds. A courage sharpened by the mountain peaks he had to conquer, and the horses he had to tame. From saving missionaries in Central America and rescuing people in the deep Amazon Forest under impossible conditions, the story goes on to fighting a ruthless gang of criminals with activities in France and in Turkey and chasing terrorists in the Middle East. The reader will be fascinated by the tale and will become immersed in the same environments and difficulties faced by Jacques.