Manc Shepherd is alive, desperate and mad as hedrin. Before the hunt for payback even begins, the Corollas's deadliest killers target Manc as prey. Down to his last, most treacherous allies and his father's old fighters, Manc races against death to find the hapless boy who has endangered Manc's schemes by systematically foiling ambush, assassination, and betrayal. Two problems stand in the way of Manc piecing back together his doomed, lifelong vendetta. Alaric Ignaree has vanished, and the kid reminds Manc of the father he is desperate to avenge. Manc knows Alaric's weakness, but how far will Manc blur the line between hero and villain to achieve justice? Moreover, can he kill the boy that he always wanted to become?