Christos Gage pushes John Dusk to the brink as Absolution kicks into high gear! You know the situation Dick Cheney likes to talk about--the one where you have a criminal in custody, there's imminent danger to innocent lives, and only your captive has the information needed to save them? John Dusk is in that situation now. Except the perp isn't in John's custody, he's in the NYPD's. And they don't torture. If John takes matters into his own hands, with everyone watching...everything changes. He's always told himself he brutalized criminals to save innocents. But will he NOT torture and kill to save himself, even if it means others die? John always knew there would come a time when he had to choose between his two lives. That time is now. And either way, there's no going back.