After the father's death, a man gets on a train and stops in a country town. He takes a room in a boarding house run by a mother and her daughter, a sixteen year old girl. The girl seduces the man and the man rapes her. The man pays for his stay, waits for the mother to walk away and in order to avoid any possible official complaint, induces the girl to kill herself. He leaves the town and escapes.
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood.
The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.