Recovering from a telepathic accident that altered his brain, Captain Ethan Walker takes time off, but his vacation in paradise rapidly becomes a real-life nightmare. When a former enemy tells him another colony is missing, Walker and his crew find their only opportunity to learn more is an alliance with a pirate captain who once tried to kill them.
Hoping to uncover information about the destruction of the second Coalition colony, they make a risky deal with Captain Jetaar for use of one of his stealth ships.
Unfortunately, when they arrive at the Tamilis system in a pirate cruiser, they must evade two FleetCom Multicruisers and the ominous Tahrat Shan Che to find their answers.
Only after they return to Jetaar’s base, does Ethan realize the actual cost of discovering the truth. His arrangement with the Pirate Lord has only one way out, and Walker and his crew must risk everything to keep from giving him what may be the ultimate weapon.
Access to the technologies of an ancient Tacra Un Archive.