The radical Suffragettes create a secret society of guardians tasked with protecting their leaders from arrest and assault. Trained in the Japanese martial art of jujitsu, these women are known as “The Bodyguard”.
When the women of England win their first victory towards universal suffrage, some members of The Bodyguard emigrate to the United States to aid their sister suffragists in the fight to win the vote here.
As universal suffrage becomes reality in the U.S., The Bodyguard refuse to lay down their arms. Working in secret, they turn their resources toward founding an enduring legacy of women trained to protect those in need. This legacy is the Scarlet Line.
Amanda Hutton is a freelance researcher and a retired member of the Scarlet Line. Amanda spent her 20s patrolling the streets, helping any she found in need of protection. She retired from the Line, as most do, at the ripe old age of 30, to get on with having as normal a life as she could stand.
She’s got an apartment. A ficus. A fiancé.
And she’s got a problem; her protégé has turned assassin.
Now, joined by Chicago Police Detective Don Richards, Amanda must bring down the rogue “Scarlet” and find a new protégé to continue the legacy begun 100 years ago.