The year is 1605, and the place is London. Robert Catesby is a 33-year-old gentleman from Warwickshire, who is plotting a plot to blow up the parliament and murder the king. A devoted Catholic, Keithby lived in a time when Protestant England furiously pursued non-Catholics. His religion is the reason he is brought to the brink of financial, social and psychological destruction. King James, headed by the head of his spy company, Robert Cecil, pursues, tortures and executes all the priests while Catholics are subject to oppression, and their property is taken away. The thriller, which has evolved in the 17th century, shows the story behind the plot, the people behind the attempted coup, the raising of funds for it and the obstacles it faces.