Goldenrod is a fictional enactment of a fantastic true story. Jean Harris has uncovered a well kept secret from World War Two. During the early years of the war the axis powers were unstoppable. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill secretly met with American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt aboard the British battleship Prince of Wales, ostensibly on a fishing expedition. Much of what the two great statesmen said is in the records of the Atlantic Charter, but their agreement to store British gold in America was kept secret. The British gold was stored in merchant ships; known only to a few senior British intelligence agents and military officers. German U-boats sank twelve of these ships. The secret of the gold has now been passed on from the grave by the gold's last military guard, Commander Donald Harris, to his granddaughter, Jean Harris.