In the squalid aftermath of a failed Texas secession, rival factions wage vicious battles over territory and precious resources, killer drones fly overhead in search of prey, and everyday life is a desperate scramble for survival.
Soledad Paz is a slave, sold to a ruthless rebel leader by marauders who raided her home and murdered her parents. With her remarkable ability to see through any deception, she's become an invaluable - and unwilling - secret weapon in the war to control the Republic.
When a ghost from her former life unexpectedly appears, everything she thought she knew about her past shatters into oblivion and she resolves to find the truth...by any means necessary.
But in the dark republic, the truth is never simple...and it's never what you expect.