San Francisco, 1867 - A beautiful heiress is kidnapped and put aboard a ship bound for distant lands, a deed with mysterious ties to the building of the transcontinental railroad. . . a ferocious sea battle at Hong Kong . . . an unstoppable warrior . . . a Chinese mistress of unspeakable evil . . a thrilling locomotive chase thru the Sierras . . . a family of steel-spined women who yield to no one. The Connellys are back! The formidable females introduced in 2004's Angel of the Rush return as an old enemy arises again, and allies himself with a new, more deadly foe. Corruption reaching to the highest levels of the building of the new state of California poses a threat to the Connelly empire. The pace never slackens as Kathleen and her daughters Megan and Danielle battle enemies at home and abroad in Book Two of the Angel Trilogy.