Mercenary partners Dlan and Ashalle escaped the pain of their past lives to find relative peace with one of the last free galaxies of the Bijou Cluster. Hunting smugglers and terrorist holds its dangers, but it pays well and the perks are good: a lover on each arm for Dlan and an ancient piece of architecture to free-climb for Ashalle. But their cozy lifestyle shatters when the spectral woman responsible for their liberalization reappears, demanding they rescue the crowned heir of the most heinous galaxy in the cluster — and Dlan’s only sibling.
With no hope of recovering the mythical quasar energy source the ransomer demands, Dlan and Ashalle make plans to sneak onto his nearly impenetrable planet. But as they come closer to their target, the secrets of their pasts emerge, threatening to swallow them whole.