Fleeing a crushing affair, Nora Kelly enters the Left Bank society of early twentieth-century Paris, where she joins the struggle to free Ireland. and 1903. Nora Kelly is talented and climbing the ladder of opportunity in Chicago, until a violent encounter with a dangerous man. She moves on Paris, mixing with couturiers and artists. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, she is challenged to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland. Swept into the blood struggle for Irish independence, Nora will endure horrible betrayal and unimaginable carnage.