Sometimes, death is necessary.
Two thousand years after the Great Diaspora humanity has spread across the Orion Spur, the human domain fractured and diverse, divided into numerous small federations, empires, dictatorships and a thousand unaligned and lonely planets.
On one of those small worlds a plant grows, a weed that feeds the addiction of many and the greed and avarice of a few, and kills without favor.
Abigail Renner is a woman with a mission. A member of the Confederation Guarda, she devotes her life to tracking down the source of Hellfire, the most vicious addictive drug ever to appear within the realm of humanity. Driven by the memory of her dead brother, she follows any lead, and will take any risk. This time she has gone too far. This time, she needs help.
Lazarus Hawk, ex-soldier and ex-mercenary, convicted of a crime of terror he did not commit, and sentenced to life on an airless prison moon from which there is no escape, has been offered a way out. It's a chance. A good chance.
To accept the offer, all he has to do is die.
Can Hawk overcome the mistrust and reticence of a small colony world to accomplish the mission he has been forced to undertake in return for his life?
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