Rodan Tyson has wasted two lifetimes studying the hated h’Slaitiarr. But now, at the start of his third, he is at last over his obsession with finding out about his father -- a man who betrayed him by betraying Earth while a prisoner of war. Only the h’Slaitiarr know and they want nothing to do with Rodan. And yet, in their own enigmatic way, they want something from him.
When a h’Slaitiarr is murdered, Rodan is seconded by Wandar Kryzansky, a sexy control-freak, to help investigate, but after two attempts on his life, he wants out. That is, until he discovers Aisev is involved. That damned h’Slaitiarr knows the truth and maybe this time Rodan can make it talk.
Accompanied by Princess, his jealous robot, Rodan grabs his chance. There is a woman, Marla Brown, working with Aisev and she holds the key. But there is something about her that intrigues him. Now, if only Princess would stop interferring...