Is it a crime to steal a heart? 1768. Jack Blythe is a man with great expectations. So when his carriage is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a 'gentleman' of the road, he expects to have his purse stolen. But as Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a game of cat and mouse, uncovering an intricate web of secrets, the last thing Jack expects to have stolen is his heart.