This is book number 3 in the Young America series.
Three young men, one American, one French, and one English, struggle to find the right direction for their friendship and their futures amidst the chaos of the revolutionary world in which the American republic is trying to birth itself. Lewis, Gilly, and Crispin head across the Atlantic toward their futures together, but are separated by the desire and compulsion each has to find himself, support his country, and be at peace with his conscience. In Madrid, Philadelphia, and America's western frontier, each finds his place and peace in the new world. And from these disparate locations they come together to celebrate how far the United States has come and the destinies to which their friendship and characters have led them.