That is the burning question for vengeful young Tetsunosuke Ichimura. Could he actually bring himself to take a life? On top of that, although he's been accepted into the tight-knit ranks of the Shinsengumi swordsmen, they still won't let him carry a sword. - just when things are starting to heat up. As tension thickens, the plot delves into the history of the mysterious Shinsengumi and even offers a glimpse into the kinder, gentler bond that exist within the ranks of the Choshu. But things start to get ugly when a band of rebel ninjas show up in Kyoto to kick some Shinsenqumi butt! Is Tetsu any closer to finding the elusive strength he longs for? What's the real story behind those peculiar young girls he befriends? And will he ever take a sword in hand? The answer is right here in your hands - in the stirring, thrilling, funny and furious second volume of Peacemaker!