"Tom Bielawski is a bright light in today's dark sea of new writers. His writing gives me hope for the next generation of dreamers. I highly recommend both him and his works." -NYT Bestselling author, Tracy Hickman. "Tom is a great new literary voice in a sea of indies." -Bestselling independent author, MR Mathias. When Heck Thomas is attacked while trying to use the Centaurus Device, he is suddenly forced to abandon his plan to find Laylara. Barely escaping with his life and ship intact, Heck must once again live the life of an outlaw to survive as he tries to save an ungrateful System from greater disaster.