Only two outgunned and outnumbered pilots were there to hold the line against the enemy while the colony of New Alamo escaped through the wormhole.
When the battle was over the enemy fleet was shattered and Luke Kishi had lost the love of his life. She had made him promise to live and he would keep that promise. However, on the other end of the wormhole an alien civilization awaited them. It was a harsh and unforgiving society and Luke became a mercenary, fighting for the ruling Topa.
Wishing for death, but honor bound to live; Luke receives a mission that sends him to a distant corner of the Conglomerate. The Topa have plans within plans and Luke has to find something worth living for besides honor or the human race will executed.