When Captain Jason Lord is kidnapped and accused of endangering finances of Lord College, his daughter Hannah resolves to restore his good name and follow his dreams. Because of his OSS activities in WWII, agents from three countries pursue him. An earthquake uncovers ancient bones at Four Chimneys, the Lord estate. They may belong to Iroquois Indians, escaping slaves, or Viking explorers, all of whom had ties to the site. Their ghosts haunt Hannah, and their descendants claim the bones and the land. Someone also wants to destroy documents hidden in Four Chimneys. Adam Tom, Hannah's mentor of mixed ancestry (think Morgan Freeman), tries to protect her. A CIA agent falls in love with her and her first love wants her back. Hannah struggles against political forces churning in the Sixties. FOUR CHIMNEYS is destroyed, but not the passions which grow from it.