The desk soldiers viewed the reign of terror by Angry-fist and his delinquent bucks as a mockery of the army. Washington gave orders for eliminating the renegade Apaches - and sent strutting Lieutenant-General George Hamilton Morgan to make sure they were carried out. Misfit Lil figured his mission was a slur on Colonel Brook Lexborough and her friends at Fort Dennis. Unconstrained by career consequences, she spoke her mind, razzing General Morgan mercilessly, which caused his aide, hard-eyed, hard-handed Major Ezra Creede, to deal to her as a presumptuous brat. Then murder intervened, and the distinctive sheath for the weapon, an antique Medici dagger, was found in Lil's saddlebag. Now, she faced trouble on all sides.