The Republic of Aquitaine still reels from the destruction of the great Alexandria Station and the strike carrier, Auberon.
Yeoman Vo Arlo barely survived the devastation. While on medical leave, at a small college on a back-water planet, he stumbles into a mystery when the prettiest girl on campus suddenly starts throwing herself at him.
Vo, the former gutter punk from the streets.
What will it cost him to understand why he attracts such attention?