When Samuel Kirkland comes to live with the Seneca, Young-Wolf is livid. He is sure that the Englishman wants to steal from his people or destroy their way of life. The stories that Kirkland tells of Hawenio, the Great Good Voice—they must be lies, intended to trick the Seneca into doing the white man’s will.
Young-Wolf hopes to join an elite band of fighters led by the tribe’s chief warrior, Captain; but when the white man’s presence ruins that plan, Young-Wolf decides to spy on Kirkland until he finds some fault worthy of death. As he watches and waits, he begins to wonder—what if Samuel Kirkland’s stories are true?