This one picks up years after The Widowmaker left off. Once again, inflation makes it necessary to clone The Widowmaker. This time, the cloned Jefferson Nighthawk has all of the Widowmaker's memories, making him quite a formidable bounty hunter. He gets involved in a revolution and the killing commences.
Like the first Widowmaker book, this one raises questions about identity. This iteration of Jefferson Nighthawk wonders about souls and things of that nature while he goes about his bloody business. The ending is much more open than the ending of the previous one, setting up Gathering of Widowmakers down the road.