Sam Cane's escape to the edge of human settlement didn't go exactly to plan. She wanted to escape her past. What she found out on the fringe stole her present.
She's battered, bruised and her mind isn't entirely her own, trapped in a world of superstition and careless cruelty. As she reconstructs who she is and tries to find a way out of her impossible situation, a Commonwealth special operations team arrives to investigate the distress signal she got out. Caught in a running fight with an implacable, brutal enemy, the elite team is pushed to its limits to find Sam as she struggles to find her way out and, maybe, discover why the Saved are so interested in her.