"What the frag do ya do all day?"
"Fight. Find food. Sleep. Fight summore."
Jackal's life is nothing but fights and survival, one day blending into the next. Until she meets Frank, that is. He's a member of the Mad Dogs, one of the street gangs on the Neo York low-lev. And he gets it into his head that for some reason, a homeless ten year old kid might need someone to look out for her.
She's been alone as long as she can remember. Now she's finding herself under the wing of the Mad Dogs, and even stranger, liking it. But getting used to dealing with people isn't easy. And turns that kids her age aren't supposed to be so fast or strong…and no one can use their senses of smell or hearing like her.
Mysteries about her are mounting, and so is the opposition. When an unlucky injury leads to unexpected capture, Jackal's suddenly got choices to make. Frank and the Mad Dogs are important to her now. She'll risk everything to keep anyone – rival gang, rogue scientist, or ruthless mercenary – from hurting them.
In this prequel to Branding Jackal, the events that first brought Jackal and the Mad Dogs together come to light. Before she could think about a future, she had to face her past.