Taking up where Legend (2011) ended, the second book in the series finds June and Day, after their escape from Republic forces, in need of help. They lack both friends and money, and Day's wounds are festering. They are forced to accept help from the revolutionary Patriots, even though Day has always avoided them because of their cavalier attitude toward life and death. June and Day become crucial pawns in the game of political conspiracy as power at the top of the Republic changes hands. Although the pair becomes embroiled in a dangerous assassination plot, all they want to do is protect their few remaining loved ones and save their country.