Ten years ago, Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann's you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: "PIA", as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock has been transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible.
Kai Andros's orders were simple. Get in. Gather the Intel on the terrorist organization. Get out. Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father's s atrocities. And marked for death. His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off mission.