A well turned tale of adventure- and romance- follows Martin Lee Henson, restless upon his discharge after the war, on a mission to France to locate Hector St. Ruth, with whom he had soldiered in the maquis and now reputed not to have died after the 1944 raid on . The trail leads on to Switzerland and a small mountain village, revives his memory of a girl whom he had helped across the Alpine border, and he finds again Franca Dellenni- now dedicated in her vigil for a man lost on the glacier above, Jacque Laurent. His own pursuit of Hector St. Ruth melds with her search for the body of Laurent-- Others Join him, even a dowser, but it is finally Martin alone who finds St. Ruth and learns that he has assumed the identity of laurent to cover his dishonest activities. St. Ruth attempts to kill him, but they is injured-- and finally brought down and back to Franca who no longer recognizes him as the man she had loved. The mountain crests and crevasses lend an imposing presence to a romantic journey into danger.