Bruce McLennan stared down into the newly excavated depths. At the moment there was just a hole in the ground. The ghosts of his past haunt the tyrannical laird, Bruce McLennan. Driven away by his memories, he sets off on a wild journey across the world. After many adventures, and bringing with him his Chinese slave-girl, Peony, McLennan is drawn back to Scotland and the dark and terrifying dungeon he has ordered to be built beneath his caste. As Peony begins to find friendship with Fin, a young stable lad, her master becomes more and more obsessed with revenge and, after a bloody battle, McLennan's thirst for vengeance twists in a new direction. Who will he throw into his hellish dungeon? The one he hates, or the one who, unknowingly, he has come to love?