1917. A farm girl from Cavan, Veronica McDermott is desperate to find more to life than peeling potatoes. Persuading her family to let her attend secretarial college in Dublin, she has no idea what she is getting into. Recruited to type for Eamon De Valera, Veronica is soon caught up in the danger of those fighting for Ireland's independence from Britain. The attentions of a handsome British soldier, Major Harry Fairfax, do not go unnoticed by Veronica's superiors. But when Veronica is tasked with earning his affections to gather intelligence for Sinn Fein, it isn't long before her loyalty to her countrymen and her feelings for Harry are in conflict. To choose one is to betray the other.