Declared outlaws by the Emperor, the Guild of Assassins strikes back hard in the second volume in the Imperial Trilogy. The Emperor must act fast. He needs someone to infiltrate the Guild. All attempts to locate the assassins' headquarters have failed and Femke is already known to the assassins. So Reynik, the young legionnaire, must penetrate their inner circle to discover the Guild's secrets. But secrets kept hidden for more than five centuries command a high price—is Reynik ready to risk his life for the mission?