After another run-in with the Fenians in Liverpool, Dick returns to Dorset to marry. He decides that a wedding journey to the States as the war draws to an end could also be used to tidy up his business dealings. However, not all guns fall silent and Dick faces dangers in Kansas. On his return to England, he is tasked with saving the Queen as a rabidly obsessed man with a claim to the throne threatens her security. Best read in series order.