friend Penny, and is determined to make sure they are brought to
justice. But while she hones her combat skills in Japan, the Calver Cats
criminal gang concentrates on expanding its power base from Europe
into Southeast Asia – with orders to take her head when they find her.
Soon caught up in the brutal contest, Tessa worries that she is losing
sight of the high ideals that led her to accept the sword and become a
Peacekeeper. More ominously still, she realises that there is a hidden
agenda at work, vested interests spanning centuries and continents to
which she is perhaps little more than a useful pawn. But as more of
her friends fall, she is forced to accept that there is only one way
to end this conflict – she must fight on.
Narrowly escaping death herself, she is appalled by what she must do
to survive and win. But then, in the midst of misery and violence,
a seed of hope is sown for the future and Tessa is entrusted with the
most precious charge of all: to be protected whatever the cost.
Note: Although it is highly desirable to have read Bitter Truths (Vol. 1) before reading Bitter Justice, it is not absolutely essential.