Duck Biscuit and his feathery crew are the best cargo shippers in the galaxy, but it's not for his abundance of professionalism. When Biscuit's current freight is stolen, he and the crew of the Platypus must track the thieves into the darkest regions of the Milky Way. Little does Duck realize that the fate of the galaxy depends on his success.
Rhone McLean can only watch his entire world burn as his wife's lifeless body disappears into the raging inferno. A mysterious cowboy in black emerges from the ashes of Rhone's home with a message of hope. His words push McLean into a quest to free Clara, but how much of himself is he ready to sacrifice?
They are a well-oiled killing machine, given the legal authority by their government to assassinate US criminals. The agents' targets are clueless as to who they are, when they're coming, or where these assassins will ultimately take their lives. Conspiracy theorists speculate on their existence. The local authorities turn a blind eye to their aftermath. That's exactly how the Hunter Cell wants it to be. Now the threads of the Cell's perfect system are unraveling. A simple embezzlement contract in the Pacific Northwest turns into a nationwide manhunt. Faceless vigilantes are interfering with it and other contracts across the board.
In a time when a rogue virus sweeps across Sicon, Allek searches for the redemption of his father's name. The mage, Layol, seeks revenge on a disease that took his sister's life. Now, two worlds nearly obliterated by war must resolve the bitter blood between them if either civilization is to withstand extinction.