Because of his well-placed spies, his hidden assassins, and his backstabbing traitors, the Black Captain reigns supreme in every facet of the war.
He has Jillybean in his clutches. She’s chained, caged, and guarded day and night, meaning escape, even for someone as brilliant as her, is impossible. She won’t be held forever. Her life expectancy has been reduced to only as long as her body can hold out against the most vile tortures devised by the most sadistic of men.
Without her leadership, her friends and allies are quickly isolated. Gunner is cornered with a small, badly trained and ill-equipped force in the Olympic Mountains. Emily Grey finds herself lost and alone, hunted by 1,000 corsairs in the middle of their territory. Neil Martin discovers the hard way that being a zombie is actually not a helpful trait as a leader. And Deanna Grey is arrested and faces execution for a murder she had only thought about committing.
Finally, Stu Currans and Troy Holt are white knights stranded in the hell that is the corsairs' lair. They faced insurmountable odds getting in and now discover there is no getting out.