A Brazilian tarot card reader and a Russian crime lord try to restore peace to the galaxy in the third and final book of the steamy science fiction adventure series that began with The Rule of Luck.
The perfect society One Gov engineered from Earth's ashes is beginning to crumble. As social unrest and dissatisfaction spread throughout the tri-system, One Gov struggles to maintain order, and a single misstep could see civilization spiraling into chaos.
During this dark time, Felicia Sevigny is eager to use her card-reading ability and new position with One Gov to help restore peace. But she soon learns that the game of politics is a dangerous one, and being married to Alexei Petriv, head of the Tsarist Consortium and One Gov's biggest rival, is not necessarily a hand in her favor.
When members of her family begin to disappear, the stakes skyrocket. There are those who would stop at nothing for the chance to exploit Felicia's luck gene to seize power all over the tri-system. And as the threat of revolution seems imminent, it may be that this time, nothing will be enough to keep Felicia and everyone she loves safe-not even luck.
Who you know trumps what you know in this slightly racy family drama (following 2017's The Chaos of Luck) spread out across the solar system. Felicia Sevigny, a fortune-teller from Nairobi, is now on Mars and head of the Venus redevelopment project for One Gov, the sole legal ruling power. She's also married to Alexei Petriv, head of the rival Tsarist Consortium (aka the Russian mafia), and trying hard to get pregnant. Her family members, including her father, are disappearing, and her tarot cards tell of treachery from someone close. When her trusted grandfather, Under Secretary Felipe Vieira, is nearly assassinated, war between One Gov and Alexei's syndicate is declared, and Felicity must choose between her career and her husband. Cerveny serves up a comfort stew of SF and romance elements (genetically engineered superman leads humankind to the stars, biologically evolved superwoman yearns for motherhood), mixing in some spicy sequences to add some heat, though the sex scenes flirt with (and in one instance involve) coercion. Readers with a fondness for active female protagonists will enjoy Felicity's take-charge attitude.