Matt ran though his heart thumped harshly in his chest and his breath burned the back of his throat. Although he didn't yet know how he was going to achieve the goal, Matt knew he was going to find out Lucius Creighdor's deepest secrets. Then he was going to kill the man.... In one foggy night Matt Hunter's entire world has changed. What began as a simple trip to the docks turned into a nightmare. Seven years ago Matt's mother, Lady Brockton, was brutally murdered. Ever since, Matt's father has fanatically hunted her attacker, risking his reputation and his life. Finally, Lord Brockton had cornered the man he believed to be responsible. On the docks that night, he planned to show his son the truth behind his mother's death. But then Lord Brockton was killed. Now Matt's own life is at risk. Fortunately he is surrounded by trustworthy friends, because Hunter's League is on the trail of a vicious murderer who will go to great -- and deadly -- lengths to protect his secret plans. Plans that spell the ruin of the British Empire...and the world beyond.