On the planet Fortune, tech is low, tensions high, and heroes unlikely.
Wrongly convicted of treason, Colonel Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens. Then a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and a chance to clear his name.
Gideon doesn’t have to think twice, and with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder, takes 'ship for the city of Nike in search of revenge.
But mostly revenge.
What he finds is a dodger named Mia, a city steeped in corruption, and a menace at the heart of the Colonial Corps which could bring Fortune's new and fragile peace to an explosive end.
And that’s just his first night in town.