The final confrontation! Will The Sleeper finally become the hero Alex believes him to be? Or does Croyd Crenson's fate lie down a darker path? Will Alex find his friend Kira? What price will he pay to save her? What about Simon? Where does his destiny lie? And can any of them stop the ghost-like Dog Face killer before he does the unthinkable to Jokertown? The Hard Call is finally made... but who will survive in the end? Set in the world of the long-running series of popular novels edited by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards: The Hard Call features beloved characters from the original stories and introduces an entirely new generation of aces and jokers!