Behind Confederate lines works Lewis DuMont of the United States Secret Service, AKA Captain Thorne. Highly placed, deeply covered, and warmly embraced by the family that gives him shelter, Thorne works against time to turn the tide of the decisive Battle of Richmond . . . but the confederacy knows his name. When he is exposed to his comrades in arms, and to the woman whose arms have embraced him, it is not only his plan but the lives of those dearest to him that come into the sights. In this fast-paced, romantic drama, no one is quite what he, or she, seems, and this ripping yarn presents ambiguous and complex characters. A wolf of a drama in a melodrama's clothing, Secret Service is rightfully placed as one of the classics of the American Stage.