Jeff Bradley is a vineyard owner.
He is not a particularly avid one but when he was left the vineyard in New Zealand by a grandparent, he has promised the elderly lady he would maintain it and so even though it was in poor condition when he got it, he put his back into restoring it and he had been successful at it.
His determination at the task came from not only a fondness for the lady but also for something to do now that he had retired from his former career with the British SAS. Bradley was a man of action for all his adult life, action that seemed to constantly put his life in danger and test his resolve. Now that those days were over, he needed something to occupy his time and his mind and the hard work came in handy.
Bradley's new life with the West Auckland vineyard is not, of course, the reason for his adventures being mentioned here. That comes because of his service at the end of his former life in the war-torn region of Kosovo. Enemies made while trying to keep the peace in that unpeaceful land have returned to strike back at him and even after some of that gets resolved, other things rise up to pull him from the vines.