Boone is living the “safe” life—gambling at strategy games to keep his ship flying and his crew paid. Threatened with extradition, he helps the League Intelligence Bureau protect the Disputed Zone from Coalition occupation. But the Coalition Navy is hot on Boone’s tail, and they are eager to use his execution as propaganda.

Elyon is sequestered deep behind “enemy” lines. While executing the assassinations the chairman demands of her, she is gathering intel, undermining his plans, and working toward her escape. She soon discovers that the C.N. has a new weapon that will guarantee the chairman’s coup inflicts a devastating blow to the entire galaxy.

Elyon is betting her life on a plan that could get her killed—and might also unravel everything she and Boone have ever fought for.