The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759
Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain
neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to
trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is
pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-
fiance, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father.
Samuel asks her to help him escape, claiming he has
information that could help end the war.
Peace appeals to Catherine, but helping the man who broke
her heart does not. She delays . . . until attempts on
Samuel's life convince her he's in mortal danger. Against
her better judgment she helps him flee by river, using
knowledge of the landscape to creep ever closer to freedom.
Their time together rekindles feelings she thought long
buried, and danger seems to hound their every mile. She's
risked becoming a traitor by choosing a side, but will the
decision cost her even more than she anticipated?