Morgain Treleyne leads a double life. To most of the galaxy, Treleyne is a shadowy figure who specializes in hard-to-obtain cargoes. It is a persona that allows Treleyne to pursue a far deadlier prize—the downfall of those who would destroy the peace-loving Patriots.
When the past collides with the present, Treleyne is torn between friendship and duty. Allies demand answers that Treleyne is unable to give, while the enemy ruthlessly exploits those friendships as both sides seek to use Treleyne to destroy the other.
Time is running out as the Imperium springs its most deadly attack against the Patriots. With the heart held hostage, Treleyne takes a desperate gamble for love’s sake. Walking a razor-thin edge between light and dark, Treleyne’s pursuit pits allies against each other, brings age-old loyalties into question, and threatens the very survival of the Patriots.