Bitter Justice (The Samurai Revival Trilogy, Vol. 2)
Tessa now knows who murdered her best friend, and is determined to help bring them to justice. However, she is soon caught up in a vicious struggle and worries she is losing sight of her high ideals. But as more of her friends fall, and narrowly escaping death, she is appalled by what she must do to survive. But then she is entrusted with the most precious of charges: to be protected at all costs.