Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli asks Lord Kenington to travel to India to find out if reports about the Russian menace are really true. The liberal opposition in Parliament is sceptical and certain that Disraeli is manufacturing the scare asserting that the prime objective of the Russians in invading Asia is to wrest India from the British. On the train to India, to Lord Kenington’s surprise, a beautiful young girl asks if she can be seen speaking to him. Aisha explains that, owing to various mishaps, she is travelling alone and unchaperoned and is being pursued by Arthur Watkins, a man who frightens her. Learning that she is the daughter of one of the most successful officers in the army in India, Lord Kenington is pleased to help her. Aisha’s father, Major Warde, is one of the key men in the British Secret Service, dedicated to defending India from the Russians.