It is 2350. For more than two centuries, humanity has spread across the stars. FTL technology has opened a galaxy for exploitation and settlement. Untold wealth and the endless frontier have enabled both unprecedented human unity and a diaspora unlike any seen before in our history. The galactic face of our species is the democratic federation known as the Commonwealth of Humanity. The endeavours and exploits of its Starpatrol pioneers are legendary.
Captain Anthony Lennox is not one of those pioneers. But his new mission will end up with him and his crew reaching into humanity's complicated and unpleasant past?