Nigel Cordaro takes a job on a remote research station, hoping to escape his problems. But trouble just has a way of finding him wherever he goes. This time it takes the shape of Katie Randle—intelligent, beautiful, and bored—everything he needs, nothing he wants. Then a shuttlecraft explosion places Nigel in the spotlight, right where he doesn’t want to be. He’s the primary suspect in the crime, needing to clear his name, but what he really wants most of all is for Katie to return his love.
Nigel is now aging rapidly but that’s the least of his problems. Turns out an old feud has been re-awoken. Serge Raynard, the man that murdered Nigel’s father, is hell-bent on uncovering a secret Nigel conceals so deeply it’s hidden even from himself. To stop Serge’s devious plan, Nigel must turn to the very people he doesn’t want to trust. He’s willing to sacrifice himself, but the hard part will be sacrificing the people he loves the most.