Mark Tudor is learning a valuable lesson about being a Peacemaker—with veteran pay comes veteran problems.
As Perry and Netty helped Mark become an effective enforcer of the law, crime got a lot more complicated. Artificial people are being enslaved as pilots, running contraband across the stars in a fatal practice that marries murder, theft, and kidnapping. As Mark adds to his crew, he finds these crimes aren’t just horrific—they’re common. And he aims to stop it.
Deep in the black between stars, a massive ship awaits, holding secrets that will rock the halls of power throughout known space and turn crime into profit.
Diving headlong into new cases, Mark will find that the elite criminals aren’t scared of a farm boy from Iowa. But they should be.
Mark understands talent, and with Tan, the teenaged tech wizard, and Drogo, whose gifts are a bit more martial, the search for justice will get a little more violent—and a lot more profitable. Because crime does pay, but only if you’re the one collecting bounties.