Amid swirling allegiances and changing loyalties at the outer reaches of the Confederation empire, the Lost Legion struggles to keep the peace and prevent the planets from falling to a ruthless dictator. Protector Alena Redruth will stop at nothing to add the dual system of Larix and Kura to his holdings.
And the Legion's intelligence officer, Njangu Yoshitaro, will let nothing get in his way of infiltrating the system's upper echelons of government. Within the delicately played game of spying, there are plots within plots within plots . . .