It takes a brave soul to mess with Dockside.
Roland Tankowicz has made a career out of teaching this lesson, and the galaxy is starting to notice. Yet despite filling entire graveyards with corporate raiders, pirates, criminal organizations, and the occasional marauding cybernetic psychopath, somebody out there still thinks the lucrative district is worth harassing.
Someone is funding drug dealers, pimps, smugglers, and other scumbags, then sending them to Dockside faster than everybody's least-favorite army-surplus cyborg can kick them out. Before Roland and his team can start rounding up suspects, a terrifying revelation about one of his former teammates raises the stakes higher than they've ever been.
Soldiers, spies, mercenaries and pirates converge on New Boston's most famous fixer as he begins to unravel the plot the only way he knows how: With his fists.
Roland must take the fight to a lawless section of deep space and challenge a strange new enemy on his own turf. Lucia will face her darkest moment as well, as the past and future combine in a trial that will forever cement what she has become.
Has Roland truly outgrown his days as a mindless war machine? Can Lucia accept the weight of leadership without the crush of fear dragging her down? Were the Golems just another super-soldier program, or is something even more sinister at play?
This time it's not about money, or power, or even revenge. It's about the right to live, to grow, and to become what you were meant to be. This time, the battle is over