Katrice Wylde, ex-Empire special forces, has just finished stealing the most advanced starship in the known galaxies, along with the AI that controls it. This task has taken two long years, but home is finally in sight. Ryker Mallory, her lover and employer, is waiting for her but the reception is not what she expects. Her ship and crew are destroyed before her eyes while Ryker watches from safety. Smiling, he sets off one last explosion to kill her.
Out in the star ocean, the Frontier is a harsh place. Katrice Wylde knows this more than most. Most of her face and limbs were taken in an explosion after retrieving the plans for an experimental space ship and artificial intelligence. She thought she was dead, but was given new life by Ryker Mallory, her lover.