When Patch runs up the gangway of steamship, The RMS Glorious, she isn't planning to hang around. But if she leaves her hiding place the constable who is chasing her will ruin her reputation: sitting tight is worth the risk. Too late, she realises the ship is setting sail! Patch has become an accidental stowaway. Luckily, Patch's unconventional past has made her pretty fearless when it comes to fending for herself, and besides there are friends in high and low places to be made onboard. But hiding away becomes less and less easy: her new friends urgently need her help and a there's a mystery that needs solving, all before they reach New York.