When war breaks out, Roe, a well-to-do widower with a young son, Christopher, volunteers for the Auxiliary Fire Service in London and is trained under a professional fire officer, Pye. The two men discover that a link already exists between them. It was Pye's strange, disturbed sister who once abducted Christopher and kept him in her room until Pye rescued the terrified child. As each man grapples with his own troubled emotional attachments – the one to his son and dead wife, the other to his unhappy sister – their relationship intensifies. The inevitable crisis is reached when, just as in the World War raging around them, history shows signs of repeating itself. In Henry Green's memorable portrait of the Blitz and a class-ridden Britain, the lives of the two men are torn apart. Few novels have captured the particular ambience of wartime London as compellingly as Caught.