1794. The height of the French Revolution. Charles Hayden
sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis
with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather
intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent
invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it’s
But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a
dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French
squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and
his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of
mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to
escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the
invasion of England, and the guillotine for Hayden.
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