Major Hickock, with his newfound curse, delves deep into the underworld of secret government
back-room coverups to find the reason for the attempt on his life and the accusations to his career
in the military and to save the life of the woman he loves. All in all, just another test set in the path
of the newest Sentinel-to-be. No Sentinel can be established without first testing his ethics and his
morals, for the position of Sentinel sometimes requires that he has none and sometimes that he has
more than most, and he must be able to distinguish between the two.