After their family is annihilated by the worst sort of treachery, Lightnin' Jack Hawkins and his brother, Red Hawk, find themselves in a grim situation. Facing a winter without adequate supplies, they return to civilization only to fight in Major James Grant's disastrous attack on Fort Duquesne. Retreating to Fort Ligonier, they later withstand two French assaults. In the second, Red Hawk is murdered in gristly fashion by the rogue Iroquois princess, Dark Star. Jack must then track her down and end her evil. Full of hatred and psychotic rage, Dark Star is a villain not soon to be forgotten. Nor is this bloody chapter of the French and Indian War set in the Pennsylvania wilderness during the autumn of 1758.