The year is 1779, the Colonials with the aid of French Admiral D’estang are rumored to be plotting to re-take Savannah.
Donland is tasked to ferret out information concerning French intentions. He will do so without his trusted first lieutenant and friend who is near death and the doctor holds out little hope. Unknown to Donland, as he is about the discovery the French fleet, is Sumerford's scheme to settle an old score with a traitor on the Island of Jamaica. Chased by the French frigate Concorde and wounded Hornet must fend off the Frenchman and arrive in Savannah before the French fleet without sinking. Hornet, without her guns lies a derelict on the riverbank while the city is surrounded. Donland and his mates outnumbered by French and Colonials are thrown into the desperate fight to save the city.