George Brand is a young apathetic Englishman who believes in nothing -- not in love, nor religion nor politics. Until he comes acoss Lord Evelyn, an old friend of his. Germany is on the verge of a revolution, and Lord Evelyn is a part of that revolution. Away from his home country, Lord Evelyn is trying to rally support, pulling George Brand deeper into the secret doings of the revolutionaries. He not only entangles himself in political intrigue, butalso falls in love with Natalie Lind, the daughter of another revolutionary. All of that put together makes it very dangerous to be George Brand. . . . William Black was a Scottish author best known for writing A Daughter of Heth, a novel about a Catholic girl forced to live with a Protestant family. He was also part of a group of authors who lobbied for and established a copyright law. His own books were pirated by several people due to their popularity, and he saw no monies for those copies. L. Frank Baum wrote a musical based on one of his novels before the establishment of the modern copyright law.