Sole heir to the richest House in the galaxy, Ramya Kiroff has a life anyone would kill for. Only to Ramya, it is a living nightmare. Her father Tyrsten has no use for a female heir, except as bait. When Ramya is handed a diktat—she must marry a stranger who will run the Kiroff business empire in her stead—she decides she has had enough. Ramya’s plan to escape her trappings is flawless. Until she steps into the Endeavor—the one ship Trysten Kiroff is desperate to get his hands on . . .
Former Captain of the Confederate Fleet, Terenze Milos is the hero of the Locusta-Vanga wars, said to have brought the galaxy back from the brink of extinction. Now he lives in obscurity, running a freight operation on the derelict ship, Endeavor. When Captain Milos recognizes the unmistakable signs of deadly Locustan technology in a salvaged fighter craft—the Stryker—he sounds a warning. But the Confederacy isn’t listening . . .
Caught between a corrupt Confederacy and an old enemy intent on eradicating life from the galaxy, the Endeavor and its crew find themselves on the run. Captain Milos knows, time is running out fast. And a young stowaway aboard the Endeavor with an unlikely bond with the Stryker may be the galaxy’s last line of defense.
A grizzled old captain with a mysterious past, a ragtag crew, and a stowaway with a secret—can this band of misfits save the galaxy from annihilation?