How do you live when you have lost it all?
The Colony of New Alamo find itself trapped in a war torn system at the mercy of aliens who know too much about fleeing humans.
To keep the good will of the alien rulers they must sacrifice the hero that saved them and thus begins the career of Commander Luke Kishi.
This is a stand alone short story in the Conglomerate series universe of Luke Kishi's first mission as a mercenary working for the Topa. It provides some additional detail into the Conglomerate, the Topa and Luke's role as a troubleshooter.