“Revenge is overrated if your target is everyone.” – Robby McCloud
How does one stop a terrorist organization? Can it ever truly be stopped?
Eliza Christie and August the 18th has set out to match blood for blood in a brutal war of attrition against the notorious Pierce Syndicate. The situation goes from brutal to tragic when the conflict ends up taking the lives of over thirty Tampa police officers. Racked with guilt, the resentful Eliza comes to a fork in the road where she must decide whether she should disband the 18th or continue to put herself in harm’s way. Her best friend Robby reminds her that at the end of the day, essentially they are just college freshmen.
Just when all seems hopeless with every path just as bleak and dreary as the next, salvation arrives in the form of a blue-eyed angel. After keeping to the shadows for months during August the 18th guerrilla war, the enigmatic private investigator Gavin Hassell takes to the stage. Aside from uplifting Eliza’s distraught spirit, he comes bearing a dangerous yet viable plan to stop an impending Pierce Corporation takeover.
Gavin is a wild card. No one knows his motives. No one knows his background. No one knows that he’s just as deadly and strong enough to stand toe-to-toe with the syndicate’s best. All of this makes him extremely unpredictable with just cause to remain skeptical. To Eliza, none of that matters. Spurred by hot-blooded lust and an insatiable desire to ravage his body, Eliza digs deeper and finally learns the truth about Gavin’s grizzly past. As calm and sedated as he seemed, who knew such fits of rage could devour him whole.