Left a penniless orphan at the age of sixteen, David Balfour sets out to find his one living relative, the reclusive and mysterious Uncle Ebenezer. Far from being welcomed with open arms, however, he narrowly escapes being murdered and is then kidnapped and imprisoned on a ship bound for distant Carolina. Now he must overcome the seemingly impossible challenge of escaping and making his way home through hostile territory if he is to unravel his uncle's dark secret and reclaim all that is rightfully his . . .