Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most
lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one
is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt
as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with
enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived
from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel
great distances faster than the speed of light.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived
in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they''re damn
good at it. Jeth doesn''t care about the politics or the law; all
he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents''
ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting
himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when
Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime
bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to
have to ask himself how far he''ll go to get the freedom he''s
wanted for so long.