The Semids are a peaceful people and staunch League friends and trade partners. When a group of interstellar terrorists detonates a nuclear bomb at the dedication of their Peace Spire the Semids call on the League for help tracking them down. Micah Stone and his team then embark on a journey of action, intrigue and interstellar trade to track down the ones responsible and bring them to justice.
Arthur is eccentric, clever, and very deadly. Marianne is sophisticated, sharp-witted, and inventive. Both work alone. Forced to fight together, the two spies have only weeks to stop HIVE, an organization determined to impose survival-of-the-fittest on humanity in the most violent way possible. This might be harder than Arthur and Marianne's commander expected.