Alistair Maclean is a soldier in the employ of Lee's Regiment and an agent of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the height of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Amidst seeking support from the English Grandees for his masters cause, he finds himself embroiled in twisted web of deceit and betrayal that lies in the very heart of the Jacobite cause. He finds help coming from the unlikely source of the mysterious "Midwinter" and his all seeing army of Spoonbills. Men of "Old England" who see much and are seldom seen in turn.
Can Alastair save the Prince's rebellion? Can he win the heart of the young Jacobite Claudia Norreys?
Written by John Buchan, and Narrated by Michael Ward.