Based on the 1885 novel by Henry James, this play tells the story of Hyacinth Robinson, the bastard son of a French woman and an English lord. Robinson has become a bookbinder in the London working-class slums. He embraces radicalism, and joins a conspiracy of anarchists plotting to assassinate high-ranking members of the establishment. But when he's actually given a terrorist mission to carry out, Hyacinth suddenly finds himself conflicted--he no longer sympathizes with radical politics, but feels duty-bound to carry out his assignment. In the end, he discovers, there's no way out! First-rate drama by a well-known American playwright.