Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk.
As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels - he must destroy the hope their message represents... from the inside out.
With dissension in his own camp - and the CityWatch soldiers closing in - Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold... before one of them becomes his undoing.