It was bad enough that Thomas Hutchinson's brother, Sam, left his home to join the war. But now his older brother, Clayton, has set sail for England to become ordained as a minister, and his father has hired Dawson Chorley to keep things in order at the plantation. The Fearsome Foursome soon discover that this overseer is a hardened, cruel man who treats servants, including Malcolm, like property. But can the childern prove it? In the midst of that struggle, the war turns from rumor to reality as a crazed British captain and his men raid the Hutchinson plantation-and take Caroline prisoner! Will Thomas lose his best friend to this mad horsman? Will Malcolm, Patrick and the other hired hands continue to suffer at the violent hand of Dawson Chorley? Can God help Thomas bring about justice and bridge the gap between the way things are and the way they should be?