Val's never broken the rules before. She's never stepped out of line, never given The Agency any cause for concern. As a member of the captive born, Val's life is not her own.
And it's a condition she's been trained to accept...
But that was before The Agency took her sister away. Now standing here, waiting for her own sale to a man she's never even met... it suddenly seems so clear. Val has nothing left to lose.
So what's a captive girl to do? When she's got the first inkling of rebellion brewing in her mind. Val may just surprise herself... and The Agency too, while she's at it.