Ardan Sortek is the commander of Hanse Davion's personal guard. Although a long-time friend of Hanse's, he has not yet learned the lessons of power. Through a chance series of events he stumbles upon a plot of such magnitude that it threatens the balance of power of Inner Sphere. Unfortunately, no one will believe him. . . Indeed, they think he is quite mad. ~ Is Ardan crazy or is someone trying to kill Hanse Davion ?