Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
The apocalypse starts here—starts now.
With all sides unable and unwilling to back away from the brink, open hostility has begun in earnest on the streets of Atlanta and in communities across the country. Order has broken down. People have grown desperate. And lawlessness reigns supreme.
And yet, the worse is still to come.
Xavier Prince is dead and his father’s vision for tolerance and harmony between the two prominent races in this country is in flames. Both Pandora and her rivals are taking heavy losses in resources and man power. Yet, the Circle—the surviving governing body of a House in Chains has plotted all along not to go down quietly.
The authorized use of Scar has been authenticated.
And the world will watch in horror and disbelief as an unparalleled chapter of carnage never witnessed on America soil is unleashed.