Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French father master, Father Cleophas, with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders at the hospital plantation in Fort Royal. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure , the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions about the dangers they will face. But with no choice other than to obey Cleophas- and sensing the possibility, however remote, of finding his first love Celeste- he seta out with his brother on this ‘reckless venture’.