A fleet of British ships was seen sailing north through the Chesapeake Bay. Having recently sacked Washington, they were headed to Baltimore to deliver a similar fate.In search of food and supplies, they dropped anchor off the small and unremarkable Poplar Island. While pillaging and terrorizing the residents of the tiny island, they captured Mackenzie, soon to be known as Mac. She was a young and unsuspecting resident - mistaken for a boy Impressed into the British Navy, she reluctantly becomes part of America's Second War for Independence where, with bombs bursting in air, she unknowingly witnesses the composition of one of America's best-known and well-loved tunes, The Star-Spangled Banner.This is her story. A tale that follows the harrowing adventures of a 15-year-old girl as she struggles to escape from one of America's most powerful enemies.