Nat Othic likes to drink, play cards and mind his own business. He had thought his past was long forgotten until Addison Rayne shoved a stun baton into his back and brought him before the Governor of the state. Nat is offered a lot of money to track down the remnants of the gang he once rode with.
Together he and Addison have to ride deep into the Deadlands, the scorched earth where evil thrives in both man and beast.
A war rages in the Barony of Branister. After the Barony was invaded by Archduke Listerian, he installed a puppet King upon the Branister throne. Noble houses have risen up in a rebellion, and this is just one of many tales of the war.
The Leanai Scáth appeared on Earth two centuries ago. They have been herded into colonies on the outskirts of cities, and are subject to the most punitive of laws. Michael violates the laws he sees as unjust, and risks everything for a race seen as nothing better than vermin.