1812: Britain is at war with the United States.
Matthew Hawkwood, former soldier and spy, has unexpectedly arrived in America. His plan is to head for Canada and the sanctuary of the British lines. But when he gets to Albany, headquarters of the American Northern Army, he spots a familiar face within a consignment of British prisoners - Major William Lawrence.
As Hawkwood and Lawrence make their bid for freedom, they uncover a plan by the Americans to launch an invasion against Canada. If Montreal and Quebec fall into American hands, they will gain control of the entire continent.
Hawkwood and Lawrence must pass the information to the British before it's too late. First they must survive the journey through the Adirondack mountains, known as the Mohawk's 'Hunting Grounds'. But deep in Hawkwood's past is an old alliance, one which could save both their lives and Canada from American rule...