Twenty years after the events of Treasure Island, Lady Vivian Hastings knocks on Dr Livesey's door. Her hated husband has sent word from the Amazon: He has found the fabled city of Guiana-Capac, and his brother is to sell the entire domain to pay for an expedition, dispossessing Vivian in the process. So the lady has come to seek the one man who can help her: Long John Silver.
Now called Ross Tanner, XIII joins the elite SPADS (Special Assault and Destruction Squads) to try and learn more about Captain Rowland, his last identity. As if the shadowy threats hanging over his head weren't enough, he also has to contend with gruelling training and a hostile instructor. Meanwhile, in Washington, investigations continue, and a series of clues emerge, pointing towards people XIII thought his allies. Can he trust Colonel Amos, General Carrington or. Lieutenant Jones?
Le Neptune s'est lancé dans son long voyage. Lady Vivian compte sur son associé Long John Silver pour prendre le contrôle de l'expédition. Mais Silver n'a pas assez d'hommes pour s'emparer du navire, et le Capitaine Hastings se méfie de lui. Dans le monde étriqué d'un navire en pleine mer, les tensions montent ; les trahisons menacent. La mort frappera avant l'arrivée en Amazonie, et c'est un acte de barbarie quotidienne qui plongera le Neptune dans un tourbillon de violence.
Captured and imprisoned in the Roca Negra fortress, XIII is being tortured by the sinister Colonel Peralta. But, for all his pain and suffering, he's also in the same building as Maria, the woman who may be his wife. And they have plenty of dedicated, resourceful friends outside... as well as at least one traitor. Still unsure of his past, Jason McLane will have no choice but to become the man known as «El Cascador» to clean up Costa Verde once and for all.