After an officer gives his life to protect vital evidence, his four closest friends race to England to finish his mission. Colonel Derek Delborough feels nothing but relief when his ship finally docks in Southampton. After two assassination attempts, he is now days away from his final destination. But Derek knows he is far from out of danger, which makes the appearance of Miss Deliah Duncannon an unwelcome intrusion. Derek wants nothing more than to get rid of the intriguing woman, but before he can press his case, she narrowly saves his life.