Love triangles. Alien monsters. Planetary war. Just another day in space. Sebastien ven Hester, decorated war hero and captain of the sentient cargo ship Naurus, can face any danger—except his own feelings. Jason North, his pilot, finds out the hard way that Seb’s not ready for a relationship after his recent divorce. And Jatila Kan, their engineer, discovers her feelings for North aren’t returned—because her lover’s pining after another man. Not the best situation for a crew starting a three-week run across the galaxy. But there are bigger terrors in space than their messy love triangle. A ruthless, horrifying enemy stands ready to test them to their physical and emotional limits. Failure means certain death not only to themselves and their passengers, but to the entire planetary alliance.