Nyx is a Blacklight assassin, ordered to the tropical world of Malache to kill a courier. Given a minimal briefing, she kills the wrong person. Back to make amends, she finds herself in the middle of a war where both sides want her dead. Her only allies are the lemuroid, pacifist, sexually-tilted natives. To win, Nyx has to recover her lost femininity, and make the coldest sacrifice of all.