Outlaw Torri Rendego can’t shake her past, which involves her connection to her Academy bunkmate, Kai Tinsdale, now a commander in the hated Coalition. Torri thinks the Coalition is up to something on Kai’s family’s holdings. Problem is, she’s right, so she and the crew of the Far Seek devise an outrageous plan to gather information and get it to Kai somehow. But even the best-laid plans can go dangerously awry, especially where Kai’s concerned. Risking herself, her crew, and a tenuous tie to a shared history, Torri goes deep into Coalition territory to uncover a secret with far-reaching consequences for a distant and ancient culture. The stakes of this venture may prove way too high, even for a gambler like Torri.