While trying to flee with her family back to England, Miss Emma Lynton is left behind in France during the revolution. Thankfully Simon Avedon comes to her rescue, duty bound to make sure Miss Emma makes it back to her family. On their travels, she finds Simon a rather difficult companion, but she cannot help but be attracted to him. Then one night, while trying to get away from some suspicious men, Miss Emma and Simon must part ways. Miss Emma soon finds herself in the care of her father's acquaintance, Robert, who may or may not be the one responsible for the wave of fear that is dominating France. As she is being closely watched by Robert's servants, she can only wait patiently until she is reunited with Simon.