"Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luther. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Great partnerships--now soured on the vine. But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's gained the control she always sought--and will use her newfound power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, from taking over the mob to collecting her own sidekicks, and even leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. But with Marecella's rise, new enmities create surprising opportunity--and the stage of Merit will once again be set for a final, terrbile reckoning."--Publisher.