The war between Napoleon Bonaparte's France and the ruling monarchy in England continues to rage on. When rumors of Spain's intent to join forces with the murderous Napoleon Bonaparte begin to surface, Captain Jameson and his crew are placed on vigilant alert. While monitoring the activities of the Spanish fleet near the Strait of Gibraltar, their attention is suddenly waylaid by the unexpected death of Paul and Rebecca's infant daughter. Forced to consider the unthinkable, William Jameson, in a selfless act of compassion, surrenders that which is dearest to his heart, while inadvertently setting his most trusted lieutenant and his beloved Rebecca on a course for certain disaster.
After suffering a near fatal gunshot wound while onboard His Majesty's Frigate Redemption, the massive British warship under the strict command of Captain William Jameson, Rebecca Halloway was returned to England and delivered into the hands of her mother and father, frightfully close to death. Now, six months have passed and Captain Jameson and his crew are returning to Portsmouth in the hopes of securing a liaison who will lead a group of men into France to reclaim several of their shipmates taken as prisoners of war by Napoleon Bonaparte's army. Thinking the girl dead, the captain and his crew are astounded to discover that Rebecca Halloway still lives, but even more astounded when they come to realize that it is she who intends to lead the men of the Redemption across the perilous terrain of France and into the midst of the enemy!
Six months have passed since the Redemption and her crew set sail for the West Indies, but tensions continue to mount back home as Napoleon Bonaparte, in his vain quest to rule all of Europe, creates a quick and efficient chaos to erupt among his countrymen, as well as his British adversaries in neighboring England. Mounting an oppressive manhunt for suspected dissidents and traitors loyal to the French Republic, Bonaparte creates a ruthless regime of terror in which daily executions are carried out in the name of political genocide. Jean Luc Rousseau, along with Claude and Marielle Laroche, are sheltered from the all-too-recent upheaval living in the quiet community of Guilers, until an enchanting newcomer arrives. Her very presence threatens the placid complacency that has each of them under its spell, but when calamity strikes, all believe that only Rebecca can provide the evidence necessary to substantiate the truth. Will the Redemption return in time for her to save the life of Jean Luc Rousseau?