It is 1771. The schooner ‘Shamrock’ crosses the Atlantic with a dangerous cargo; a captain on a rescue mission, a freedom fighter, and three spies.
It is 1771. The fact that a princess of the deposed Stuart dynasty is living on the shores of Lake Windermere in England is known only to her guardian, James Douglas, and Thomas Sullivan, a sea captain in exile in America.
When Douglas reveals the secret to neighbours whilst in a fever-induced delirium, it can only be a matter of time before the information reaches the Hanoverian authorities. The princess is in danger. Douglas confesses to Sullivan, who plans a rescue mission to bring the princess to safety in America. However because of his links to the American independence movement, Sullivan is under surveillance. When he sets off for Britain in his schooner ‘Shamrock’, there are spies on board…..