An eye for an eye...
Colonel Frank Simmons has never been a friend to SG-1. Working for the shadowy government organisation, the NID, he has hatched a horrifying plan to create an army as devastatingly effective as that of any Goa'uld.
And he will stop at nothing to fulfil his ruthless ambition, even if that means forfeiting the life of the SGC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Janet Fraiser. But Simmons underestimates the bond between Stargate Command’s officers. When Fraiser, Major Samantha Carter and Teal'c disappear, Colonel Jack O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson are forced to put aside personal differences to follow their trail into a world of savagery and death.
In this complex story of revenge, sacrifice and betrayal, SG-1 must endure their greatest ordeal...
The events depicted in this adventure take place during season five of Stargate SG-1. Although it opens with the immediate aftermath of Reese's death ("Menace") and ends with General Hammond telling SG-1 to prepare for a diplomatic visit to Kelowna ("Meridian"), Colonel Frank Simmons and Adrian Conrad's Goa'uld are still free despite being captured in the show during the events of "48 Hours"; the most likely means to reconcile this discrepancy is to assume that events in the episodes did not occur in the same sequence as when they were broadcast, with the events of "48 Hours" taking place before the mission to Kelowna, with other matters requiring SG-1's attention before this planned visit,
An extract from chapter 8:
Daniel shuffled over to Jack who seemed to be coming round, his face bone-white under a mudpack.
“Love what they’ve done with the gate room.” Jack blinked up at the canopy. “Where the hell are we? Mato Grosso?”
“Doesn’t look like Brazil to me.” Daniel sniffed, squinting at the blur of a monumental structure behind them. High in the wall, the gate formed the third eye in a stone-carved mask that placidly gazed down at him. “My money’s on Angkor Wat.”
“You know. The Khmer temples in Cambodia.”
“Didn’t know they kept a Stargate there.”
“Uh, they don’t, I guess. If they did, somebody’d have found it by now.” Glancing at fuzzy walls and reliefs again, Daniel said, “This is amazing. We definitely need to check out this place. It could—”
“We don’t know where we are, we’re hogtied, we’ve got no weapons or supplies, and we— Holy buckets!” Jack had finally turned his head to get a spectacular view of Daniel’s face. “You know, you’re… Nah, I won’t say it.”
“Won’t say what?”
“I’m not gonna say you’re a sight for sore eyes.”
“That’s why I didn’t say it.”
Note of InterestEdit
- At one point in the story, SG-1 encounter a Stargate that expels the 'kawoosh' effect through the opposite side than the one that they are used to. Although the Stargate subsequently rotates to allow them access, Jack briefly wonders if it would be possible for them to go through the other side, with Bra'tac commenting that he knew someone who attempted that once and that his death was 'most unpleasant'.
- During one scene in the novel, the Goa'uld inhabiting the body of Adrian Conrad reveals that it would actually prefer the body of Simmons's secretary as opposed to Conrad's own, revealing its inclination towards a female personality rather than the male that one would assume from its current host.