After joining the the Lovat Scouts at the outbreak of the Second World War, Donald Angus Gillies is sent on a mission to the Alps, where he meets Fran??oise, a young French Canadian SOE agent. The pair immediately form a close bond, but when Fran??oise is injured and captured, DA realises his feelings for her are much, much stronger. After desperate attempts to find her, he has given up all hope. But a posting to Canada leads tosome remarkable news, not just about Fran??oise but also about his own family. Reunited once more, Donald Angus and Fran??oise plan to live together in his beloved Ardnish, but have one further mission to complete first – a mission more dangerous than anything they have ever faced before.