Zakary Crowne, self-proclaimed Captain of the unnervingly advanced airship The Last Aurora, likes to think of himself as a tradesman of sorts, though most just refer to him as a pirate. When a virulent outbreak of canine distemper decimates the werewolf population worldwide, he wastes no time in obtaining the solution: a single known viable batch of distemper vaccine.
Selling the vaccine to the highest bidder will ensure that Zakary, his indomitable pilot, Lily, and his precious airship are able to retire from their nomadic life of dubious trading practices with all of their limbs –indeed, even their lives –fully intact.
What Zakary did not anticipate, however, was how this scheme to become instantly and wildly rich would throw him head-first into a tangled realm of politics and economics, betrayals and retributions, automatons and murder. Joined by Piper, a wifwolf bent on justice, and ultimately faced with a creature calling itself The Hound of God, Zakary has the opportunity to step in and save the world from a great deal more than an outbreak of distemper. But this time he’ll be the one paying instead of getting paid, and the price just might be more than he’s willing to give …