This book tells the story of Lt. Col. William Baillie's battles in India. Two gentlemen, William Baillie and Haidar Ali, young men aware of their age and its responsibilities, battle through the years hoping to achieve the success they individually yearn for. One, a respected Laird of the Highlands, the other a respected Sultan of Mysore. Somehow, destiny threw them together. This biographical account tells the story of a particularly important battle. The Battle of Pollilur, which sealed their respective fates.