In a Europe fractured by a flu pandemic and crippled by economic collapse, the continent has fractured into a hundred tiny principalities of ever-shifting loyalties, borders and covert operations. For Carey Tews, a former operative with Les Coureurs des Bois – a clandestine organisation of high-risk smugglers – Europe and the coureurs are in her past. Her legend in Hungary is blown six way from Sunday, and even if she could go back to working in Europe, she wouldn’t.
That is until an old friend and lover is declared dead in mysterious circumstances. What she doesn’t know is that the investigation will take her to places she couldn’t even imagine.