"Death trap! The Gunslinger Girl saga comes to a heart-pounding denouement as the scattered factions of the Five Republics have united together under the leadership of the terrorist Giacomo Dante. Utilizing a cache of stolen cruise missiles, the terrorists unleash a series of devastating attacks across the Italian Peninsula and seize control of the New Turin Nuclear Plant. Their demand is simple : send in the Social Welfare Agency or die. With vengeance burning in his heart, handler Jean Croce leads the Agency's assault, knowing full well that they are walking straight into Dante's mastermind trap -- and that heavy casualties are inescapable."--p.4 of cover.