The Future Lies in a Pirate's Hands Destroying a ruthless dictator, it turns out, was easy by comparison. Merqua's Revolutionaries find themselves landlocked, and the only hope for civilization lies beyond a wild and perilous ocean. Only one shipyard can produce a vessel that's up to the crossing. But how do you negotiate with-or trust-slavers, powder-snorting pirates and cannibals? To complicate matters, the Rasta mystic Pec-Pec lurks in the background. The power of a world-changing mission has captured his attention. How will this inscrutable magic man, with allegiance to no one, twist the mission to serve his own dark plans?