Winston and his people arrive in Dockside only to find the situation is much, much worse than he anticipated. Battle is joined and Neville bites off more than he can chew.
Winston survives a dangerous encounter with a little help from a friend, then makes a possibly career- and life-ending decision. Neville receives the most improbable of invitations.
During a ghastly public exhibition of Glendale’s new direction for justice, a riot erupts. Adelaide and Gert find themselves nearly trapped, while Winston acts on a tip from Lord Plowright.
On the first day of the New Year, Winston makes a play for help from Jehan Plowright, Master of Plow, with middling results. Gordon makes a gamble that pays off, allowing him his much-needed in with Sligh Skinner. Neville has a devastating loss, but his best friend is there to catch him.
Glendale is ringing in the New Year: from the Sun Terrace of the Duchess’s castle, to the backyard of Rounds, the whole city is kicking up its heels. Gordon wonders about the true identity of Gray, and the various friends Adelaide has made come together for a firelit celebration.