Monroe Reeves continues to recover from his encounter with the savage ruthlessness of Habaku Burgo. It is a time for Monroe to struggle with the torment of present enemies, and the painful demons of his all but forgotten past. At the same time, the other Bonders discover some hidden clues to the great mystery of the Bond Ships. Sergeant Jacob Daxon and the other pilots will come to understand that mastering the Bond Ships may not be a purely human experience. These strange alien vessels yet hold unforeseeable secrets yet to be uncovered.