A dark secret. A deadly shadow. A false dawn.
Under orders from Earth’s Global Government, Jas Harrington and the crew of the Galathea arrive at the colony world of Dawn, where the hostile aliens that infest their ship can be rooted out.
Gulchina's betrayal has all but sealed the fate of the Outworld Confederacy. As world after world falls before the Gaian Imperial onslaught and the crew of the Merope-7 take losses of their own, a young Imperial agent must decide what she's truly fighting for.