Book Three of the Maddy Saga finds Maddy, w kwn as Lightning, struggling to cope with the harsh life of a ponygirl. It's the Spring Ponygirl Season and she must devote her entire being to victory or face cruel punishments. Jake Barnes, her billionaire uncle's fixer, launches a search for her amidst the Kalikastani hinterland posing as a purchaser of ponygirls. Jake must learn to swim in the ocean of depravity which is Kalikastan to forestall discovery of his mission and the certain death that would follow. Meanwhile, Uncle Michael is learning all too well how to cope with living with the power of life or death over beautiful, sexually subservient slave girls. Maddy's rescue cant thwart his plans to live the life of a virtual medieval Emir and Jake must figure out a way to save her while, at the same time, preserving his boss's growing criminal empire.