Tanner Scott, a RIM Confederacy Naval officer, has fought many battles against both humans and aliens. but his ongoing fight with his own alcoholism remains a stalemate.
And now Pirates have appeared on the RIM, kidnapping passengers of many craft and selling them into slavery. Scott is ordered to find and rescue them. But the pirates aren’t acting alone. They are sponsored by a powerful Royal with ambitious plans. Scott must rescue the slaves while navigating the treacherous space of interstellar politics.
If he fails, a Royal will gain more power, the entire Confederacy may unravel, and Scott’s alcohol addiction will be the least of his worries.