I must say I liked this book and have no problem recommending it. It has plenty of action as well as intrigue and subterfuge. Our hero is asked to head east to spy on a General who is said to be planning to overthrow the Emperor. But all is not what it seems and as the story unfolds Verrens finds out there is another game afoot. It is another great read from Douglas Jackson and anyone who enjoys the likes of authors Scarrow and Riches will surely like this one.