"War is the continuation of politics by other means". In a world where the lines between truth and deception are blurred, friends become enemies and enemies become pawns. Alliances are tested, a fragile peace is formed and an empire crumbles. Checkmate takes you behind the veil of truth, to the dark side of deadly alliances, where trust is fragile, lies are twisted and lives hang in the balance. From the mind of Darryl Bishop, author of From the Ashes. Step into a world where strategy and deception form the perfect marriage, till death do us part.