Desperate to rescue their kidnapped daughter, Lilyan and Nicholas trek through South Carolina mountains and across backcountry wilderness, fighting outlaws, hunger, sleeplessness, and despair. When the trail grows cold, the couple battles guilt and personal shame; Lilyan for letting Laurel out of her sight, and Nicholas for failing to keep his family safe.
In the port of Charleston, South Carolina, post-Revolutionary War passions reach fever pitch. There, Lilyan’s past catches up with her. As a former patriot spy, she is charged with the murder of a British officer. Thrown into the “Exchange Building” and chained alongside prostitutes, thieves, and murderers, she seeks to find the courage and faith to survive.
Determined to free his wife at any cost, Nicholas finds himself forced back into a life of violence he thought he’d left behind.
Will their love sustain them as they seek Lilyan’s freedom and word of their missing child? Or is Laurel lost to them forever?