Marcus Dent will meet Gracie Wallace somewhere. That much seems certain. Whether or not they will meet in time to stop whatever is being planned is another question. Dent is an operative of the US government. Wallace is the property of CS Senator Sam Buford. Their meeting becomes imperative when Buford decides to kill her because he has no further use for her. Before he does, he tells her about plans he has for relations between the USA and the CSA. It is done in gloating terms, but he dies of a massive heart attack before he can kill her. That leaves Gracie Wallace with a secret she cannot keep. She needs to tell someone and Marcus Dent will be that person. What is the secret? Read Blood, Brother to learn what some people will do to put their stamp on America.