The baronial machine ruling post-apocalyptic America is no more, yet even as settlers leave the fortressed cities and attempt to build new lives in the untamed outlands, a deadly new struggle is born. The hybrid barons have evolved into their new forms, their avaricious scope expanding to encompass the entire world. Though the war has changed, the struggle for the Cerberus rebels remains the same: save humanity from its slavers.
Amidst the sacred Indian lands in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, a consortium with roots in pre-Dark secrets is engaged in the excavation of ancient artifacts, turning the newly liberated outlands into a hellzone. Kane and the Cerberus warriors organize a strike against the outlaws, only to find themselves navigating a twisted maze of legend, manipulation and the fury of a woman warrior. Driven by power, hatred and revenge, she's now on the verge of uncovering and releasing a force of unfathomable evil....
The author took a different turn in this installment of the series. This is a story centered far away from the redoubt, aliens, spaceships, other planets, or high technology. Out in the elements of nature, among the American Indians, Kane and his friends have much of their adventure in the cold mountain regions of Wyoming.
I liked the interesting Indian lore that Ellis weaved into this story. Catamount was a fascinating character, her story was interesting, and Sky Dog has his own history revealed as well. The harsh elements made a good backdrop as Kane battles with ex mag gangs, and a journey to a mountain holding great secrets.
Action mixes with well told storytelling, and then the conclusion of the book at the mountain is the best part. Finally Mr. Snow is confronted, and once again the author's portrayal of a villain is done very well, and the final pages are very exciting.
Another high quality addition to this series very well worth getting your hands on.