This second volume of a continuing saga takes the reader on a perilous journey across the Atlantic Ocean in the dead of winter. You will vicariously live what it was like to board a Mormon immigrant vessel in Liverpool, England, and place your life in the hands of a captain of unknown skills and a crew partly made up of sailors pressed into service. If you make it to New Orleans, then you face an equally perilous journey up the Mississippi on a steamboat. Peace awaits in Nauvoo, the Mormon Zion. Or does it? Immigrants arrive only to find continuing oppression from vicious anti-Mormon enemies on all sides, and traitors within.