Book VI of The Amtrak Wars. The Talisman Prophecy is on the verge of fulfilment.  The Federation rulers believe that Clearwater’s unborn child is the Thrice-Gifted One and they hold both in their power.  Cadillac and Roz are determined to free her, but Steve, lured by the prospect of a dazzling career within the First Family, is no longer sure who to support or betray.