After years of hard work and sacrifice, Aeryn Chase is finally in possession of her own merchant ship. Piloting the Nightshadegives her purpose, security, and most of all, freedom—or so she thought. Touching down on Nekron for a scheduled trade stop, she didn't expect to be detained by guards or have her ship ransacked, nor did she anticipate meeting the likes of Lieutenant Xavian Tira.
Enlisting the Earthling's help to track down a fugitive, infiltrate a high-stakes auction, and locate a missing Legacy didn't figure into Xavian's plans. With the clock ticking and no alternatives, he reluctantly agrees, but from the moment they arrive on Earth, things only go from bad to worse. As Aeryn's life hangs in the balance, Xavian is faced with an impossible decision—the death of one, or the death of many.
But how can he possibly choose between the woman he loves and the survival of an entire race?