Blythe Marden’s life is dull and proper, though inside she longs for more. Then fate takes her to London on a hanging day. She is drawn to the condemned man. Suddenly he escapes. Simon Woodley, unjustly convicted, doesn't intend to force Blythe to join his dash to freedom, but in her he finds an unexpected ally. Now they are thrust into danger. Only love has the power to end a deadly charade.