Javier still tinkers with his machines, tends his gardens and his chicken, despite being a slave, held by pirates.
Who are just starting to realize how important the Science Officer is becoming.
When Wilhelmina returns, with news that the ship's Dragoon, Djamila Sykora has been kidnapped, all bets are off regarding who survives. And who doesn't.
The Gilded Cage explores relationships, honor, the meaning of evil, as well as the importance of blowing up shit. Be sure to read all the novellas in the completed Science Officer series, starting with The Science Officer.
Part of the Alexandria Station universe.