On the fringe of known space, freedom is fleeting
Dahvin Tave faces an uncertain future. Shot down by a team of Alliance Enforcers on The Fringe of the Milky Way and charged with the murder of the wealthiest, most influential man on planet Gehren, Dahvin is convinced he's been targeted as a scapegoat for a political assassination. He'd never been to Gehren and never met the man.
Aboard the ship transporting him to trial, he is befriended by Enforcer Tessianna D'Tieri, one of two officers who shot him. The two develop a deep connection in spite of his distrust for authority and regulations prohibiting her from fraternizing with prisoners. He is desperate to find a way to escape. She is determined to save him. Logs from his interstellar freighter and a visit to the murder scene dredge up terrifying suppressed memories and force him to face his involvement with the victim. Will the investigator in charge of the case prove his innocence, or cave to pressure from his superior to prove Dahvin is guilty? One person holds the key.