by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Assassin Halina Layla Orlinskaya no longer kills for her country. She's fled to a space station in the NetherRealm. Now a space yacht has arrived, a space yacht filled with corpses, including her husband’s. Only her twelve-year-old son Misha has survived. And he has a message for her…
This story marks the first appearance of Misha, the hero of Assassins in Love, which Rusch wrote as Kris DeLake.