by DC Breznik
It's been over ten years since Simon Almeida began running nigh-invincible alien behemoth Tangent Channel in the planet Veci's bloody tournaments. His big break is in spitting distance, but a run of bad luck and worse choices have left Almeida with unhappy sponsors, a pile of debt, and the enmity of powerful criminals . . . and Tanchan has begun to die.