Ty trudged through an endless desert. Searching. Desperate to find his beloved Kathryn. At last, he came upon a shack. She was there, he knew it. Horror filled him as dark smoke began billowing from the windows. Dashing to the hut and flinging the door wide, he was taken to his knees by a thick, black cloud. Squinting through the acrid haze, he saw the room was ablaze. Kathryn! he cried as he jerked awake, bolting upright. In the next instant, Ty was reduced to helpless coughing. It wasn't a dream. He leaped from the bed and dropped to a crouch, scanning the smoke-filled bedroom, trying to get his bearings. With dismay he ted groping tendrils of yellow and orange flickering beneath the door. Through the back windows he could see that the veranda was also in flames. They were trapped. In Green Pearl, the gripping second installment of the Dragonfly Saga, Ty and Kathryn's daring escape plan takes an unexpected turn as Jen-kan sets his deadly plot in motion. Confronted by this new evil, the couple is forced to flee into the wilderness. With the odds against them and danger looming on all sides, they grimly face a seemingly insurmountable struggle for survival. When the unthinkable happens and they get separated, hope is lost, for what chance does Kathryn have of surviving, alone and hunted, in China's savage interior? To avert certain disaster, Ty must find her before the assassin or General Cheng does.