Here's a good yarn for those who like Kenneth Roberts and Neil Swanson. It centers around the adventures of a Hessian nobleman, forced by circumstances to become a mercentary in the British army, and sent to America with Burgoyne. He is at odds with his fellows because he is humane in his treatment of his men, in his far-sighted appreciation of the reasons for the rebel form of warfare, in his sympathy with the ""enemy"". He loves --and loses the girl again; he finds her once more and determines to throw in his lot with this country. In the background of Burgoyne's campaign, the events of the march, victory turned to defeat, the life of the mercenaries, the motive power behind the scenes, Lancaster builds an integrated whole that carries vitality and sound interpretation of a little known side of a familiar picture.