By K. E. Ireland
After the events of Playing the Hero, Vathion is sent to investigate Toudon, where he discovers Ha’Likka’s hidden Navy, and is captured when Natan’s killer reveals himself. In the chaos, Natan’s true whereabouts are discovered. Natan is left torn between duty and family, meanwhile Vathion fights to retain his sanity. Both cling to the only thing they can accomplish: ending the war.