World War Two is bringing new challenges for Britain, her men and women in uniform, and her citizens.
The feeling of defeat by many, and the fear of invasion, is very real.
George Mitchell, a young and talented British Military Intelligence Officer, is ordered to undertake a secret mission to rescue an RAF pilot from occupied territory.
In the depths of rural France, George encounters friends and foes as he carries out his danger-fraught quest to bring the prisoner home.
This short story is an introduction to George Mitchell, and is a preface to further stories featuring this compelling character.