The mounting crisis in the NAU shifts public opinion towards Thomas Yuheile. The Prime Minister's re-election campaign becomes desperate, the threat of war very real. The Free State's government is forced to consider drastic action: the extradition of the terrorist William Franklin.
John journeys through militia territory in the Southern wasteland while in the North Futurist Thomas Yuheile announces his candidacy as Prime Minister. Hunted by the Damned and Yuheile's band of thugs, John and the militias must survive attacks and the loss of friends in the hope of escaping to the Mormon Free State. There lies the last hope of the resistance, the powerful Logos Machine
When John Burke is conscripted into the Joint Security Service, he doesn't expect to discover a new world of power and intrigue, nor find himself tasked with uncovering a terrorist cell hell bent upon the overthrow of the government of the North American Union.