Maea played the game of intrigue and lost. Now on the run she searches for a way to stop the specter. When she is confronted with Adair’s plots in Neaux, she feels compelled to stop him. Time is not on her side –everyday Johai slips further away. If she cannot stop Adair before Johai succumbs to the specter, she will not only lose Johai, but she will unleash a destructive force beyond imagining.