This is Part 2 of a 3-part epic saga.
A thousand years from now, the massive, independent space-city known as Bubbleopolis is still reeling from the recent "Gran Raio," an impact by a large iron asteroid which had been accelerated to almost light-speed. While medical centers deal with a flood of casualties, the city's leaders and security agencies beef up their defenses.
But while the threat of relativistic missiles has been successfully handled, random terrorist bombings bedevil the Pillars and demoralize the general populace, which is starting to close shop and emmigrate.
So Alyss Roaz and the other "Pillars" of the city must find a way to stop the terrorism and thwart attempts by hostile foreign powers to capture the city. But will they be able to do enough, in time to counter their enemy's next move?