The Colonial Resistance has been crushed under the heel of the Great Houses of Terra. Those rebels that managed to escape the onslaught have scattered across the colony systems, maintaining a low profile and struggling to survive. Markus Frost has a plan. One of his old comrades-in-arms is planning a heist from a secret tech facility hidden deep within the jungles of Dracari. With the take from this job, Markus and his partner, Skye Jensen, can find a way out-system and into a new life. However, Markus and Skye are soldiers no longer. They aren’t battling for some common cause alongside their fellow freedom fighters. They are fugitives: just two more criminals forced into the bowls of the galaxy’s dark underbelly. There is no honor among thieves, and no promises to leave no one behind.