Benjamin idled The Caroline forward, until he saw the other ship through the smoke. He powered up amplification and watched as a killbot, eyes glowing bright orange, emerged through a rear hatch and crawled onto the outer hull of the fighter, like a mechanized cockroach.
“I know I promised you no more killing, Caroline,” he murmured. “But there’s no other way.”
The destinies of two men depend on Maggie Thorn. One is dying and the other is dead...or is he? Supreme Fleet Commander, Admiral Geoff Grangore knows of only one man who could get Maggie to Timmerus and back while traitorous eyes are watching. That man is an old drunk who lives deep in the Thandimonean wilderness with his pet Eno, Snot. Benjamin Bale is suicidal and cantankerous, and Maggie can’t stand him—at first.
Bale is a dead man. At least, that’s what everyone was told. But this dead man has a final mission to perform. The greatest star pilot in the galaxy has a chance to redeem himself and make right a great wrong. A wrong which he can never forgive or forget. A wrong that cost him everything.