|The Comet that could have destroyed humanity instead motivated us to reach for the stars. In less than two hundred years, the human race has learned to fold space and explore the edges of our galaxy. But we are still flawed. Greed, politics, and ambition have been carried with us. Nor are other races humanity has encountered better endowed. And where conflicting ambitions collide, war waits.|
Something in the Void has decided it has waited too long.
Irena Kerensky is the first stable human telepath. And her talent allows her to see the foe manipulating other races. If someone doesn't kill her for her genetics first.
Vance Hamilton, Captain of the Alacrity, is a hero, a smuggler, or a deserter. It all depends on who you ask. But one can't walk away from duty without consequence. And in his case, the consequence is a taciturn alien with tusks that can grind bones to powder. And his passenger just might be the only thing standing between the human race and Interstellar War. Unfortunately, their race lives for war.