Autumn, 1707. Old enemies from the Highlands to the Borders are protesting the new Union with England.
As the French prepare an invasion to bring the exiled Jacobite king back to Scotland to reclaim his throne, the streets of Edinburgh are filled with discontent. To calm the situation, Queen Anne's commissioners are settling the losses and wages owed to those Scots involved in the disastrous Darien expedition eight years earlier. When Lily, widow of a Darien sailor, comes forward to collect his wages, her claim is challenged.
One of the men assigned to her case has only days to decide if she's honest. Are his own feelings making him blind to the truth? Or could he be a pawn in an even more treacherous game? A story of intrigue, adventure, endurance, romance...and the courage to hope.