An assassin can't afford a conscience. It's bad for business.
Ex-soldier turned assassin Gage Brassan is having a very bad year. First, an unwelcome attack of conscience has him switching targets at the last moment. Then an old girlfriend's betrayal and a trip to prison stir up memories of his military past and a promise left unfulfilled as he seeks the truth behind the execution of the elite military patrol he once commanded. With the help of Jak, a Rigian street kid, and Joanna, the sister of an old army buddy, he follows the blood trail from the mean streets of Dasrajhi’s Iron District to the hallowed halls of its People’s Palace. On the run, unsure whom he can trust, he struggles with a growing attraction to Joanna while trying to protect his estranged father from the personal fallout of a life gone wrong.
He knows the answers are out there. Will he live long enough to find them?