Diverse, disjointed, with little climax or focus, this is a long rambling story of adventure, romance and rebellion laid in post-Revolutionary America. Warren Hascott, witnessing the debt-ridden country people and the wealthy, influential Bostonians, makes his choice and acts as go-between for the rebels, to attempt conciliation rather than rebellion. But rebellion it is, and though it fails, it shows the way for reform in the future. There is some smuggling, a choice of two girls, and a fair share of excitement. The pseudo-battles of the rebellion, the psychology of the men, their leaders, and their grievances are, however, vividly presented.