The raven-haired beauty in the stagecoach looks every inch the French
aristocrat she claims to be. But she is nothing of the sort. She is Moll
Walbee, and she has left her reputation as a notorious pickpocket far
behind her in the slums of Paris.
The handsome higwayman who waylays the stagecoach is also not what
he seems. He is Richard Carling, recently dismissed from his regiment
and now a Gentleman of the Road. But all he steals from Moll is a kiss...
And so on the road a partnership is born that will be refined in trust and
betrayal, that will lead to danger and high adventure in England, on the
ocean wave, and to a dramatic climax in the wilds of Australia.