Napoleon prepares to invade Russia and so Casca answers
the call to war and to fight for the eagles of Imperial France.
But Casca knows that the Russian armies won't be the only
opponent to face on the long difficult march to Moscow.
The extreme cold of the winter will be a more deadly
enemy than any soldier to the invaders. And not only these
two known enemies plaque Casca's mind; he has to deal
with an unknown murderer lurking close by with a mission
of his own, linked to the woman Casca has vowed to protect.
And then there's the mystery of who raped, murdered and
stole a valuable icon from a helpless Polish village, someone
within the ranks close to Casca. The Eternal Mercenary must
find the icon and the killer to fulfil a vow to a dying girl.