Kyra’s life is shattered when mysterious forces murder her family in an attempt to take her captive. She is forced into a journey for answers that propels her across the universe, and finds herself at the center of a Union plot to completely change humanity’s genetic future. The revelation of a new enemy has forced the Union’s hand, and Kyra is the catalyst needed to set their plans in motion. Dex finds Kyra stowed away on his trade interstellar. He knows exactly what kind of person she is – a well-off Union citizen who sees the lives of the less intelligent as nothing. Dex was set to take over leadership of the Independent Planets, but he stopped focusing on that when his mother was murdered by the Union. Despite their immediate dislike for one another, Dex and Kyra soon finds themselves forced together as their search for answers begins to align.