A story of passion and anguish of three women, as they try to escape the perils of of the Japanese invasion of Burma in 1941.
Trapped behind the advancing enemy lines, Allison Rayleigh the daughter of a British diplomat is forced to flee from the city of Rangoon with her father and her friend the maid servant Lette. They are aided by Matthew Ranger, a young Angolo Indian junior clerk working at Government House. Pursued by a relentless Japanese officer called Moto, they escape through the dense jungle in the attempt to find refuge over the border in India. Mixed in with Bud Wesley the American flyer, the beautiful Chinese Mei Ling, and Amusan the Tiger of the Hills.