Torn from his family as a boy, Christopher Raven is trapped between haunting memories of his past and a meaningless future. When new information leads Christopher to believe his family’s killers are still alive, he sharpens his hook and sets out on a grisly quest for revenge.
Fleeing from the famines of Europe, young Christopher and his family sailed to the brave new world, looking for a fresh start. But old grudges and new dangers await them in the shining tropical paradise, and a sudden outburst of violence takes both Christopher’s family and his left hand in one blood soaked afternoon. The brutality of that day sticks with him, slowly driving him mad as he dreams of bathing in the blood of the men who killed his kin. Christopher is a man without a family, a purpose, or a future.