While the team frantically search for Sam, he finds himself struggling to survive and to evade capture. The truth behind ISPAW's mysterious and vengeful nemesis is also uncovered.
Sam Shepard must escape! Having been kidnapped and incarcerated, Sam faces a struggle to stay alive. He knows he must overcome adversity and thwart his captor’s plans. Elsewhere, the Inner Sphere Parliament of Aligned Worlds (ISPAW) is in turmoil; their nemesis has struck once more. Sam’s friends endeavour to locate and rescue him while struggling to uncover the identity of the Mineran traitor.