Beckley describes "It all takes place during twenty-four hours in a quiet French house on the Loire when an Englishman returns to visit the family that sheltered him during the desperate days of the war. His return coincides with the return from prison of the eldest member of the family, who was locked away five years for continuing during wartime an old friendship with a German general, as intellectual if not as completely immured in the peaceful pre-war world as he. Behind everybody and every action stands the figure of a resistance leader, Robert, who was captured at Orleans in 1944 and tortured to death by the invaders. He peers out of the grief-pained eyes of his mother, the guilt-clouded vision of the senior brother of the house and the Englishman who counts him a friend. All of these people are driven by an anguished need to identify his betrayer…"
"A bang-up melodrama." —NY World Telegram & Sun. "…driving, biting, stinging whiplash of a play…above all it is a stirring drama." —NY Herald-Tribune.