Millions of human refugees are beginning to adjust to their new lives on Cartise and other Ferine colonies when a high ranking Ferine elite politician is murdered. Soon more incidents of death and mayhem force Maria to investigate. She comes to the conclusion that a MERA operative has come along for the journey to Ferine space. This assassin has orders to destroy her new alliance with the Ferine and leave them vulnerable to the Nevargh Empire.
It becomes a race against time as Maria must ferret out the operative and assemble reinforcements before the Nevargh Empire gathers a new fleet to overwhelm her forces.
*Cover Art by Melissa Stevens