"At the time of the French Revolution, one of Britain's most skillful naval officers, Charles Saunders Hayden, is a young lieutenant of mixed French and English heritage. His abilities and loyalty to the king of England are beyond dispute. As his ship the "Themis" takes to sea to harass the enemy, the lieutenant finds himself caught between his superior and a crew pushed towards mutiny. A revolution at sea ensues, and Hayden is torn between honour and duty."--Publisher.