1836, Ensign Marc Edwards, of His Majesty’s 24th Regiment of Foot, wants adventure. Unfortunately he’s posted to the backwater of Toronto. Marc learns that the locals are chafing under British Rule, and the countryside is a hotbed of Reformers, Yankees and smugglers. He finds another kind of action. Seduced by one farmer’s wife, and entranced by another, Edwards’ skills and loyalty to the Crown are put to the test.