Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close….All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamison, an escaped Adonirati, books passage to Alpha Centauri. Can he be trusted? Can the stories of his past be believed?As Liam's fascination with Hadrian grows, jealousy threatens to tear apart his friendship with Danverse.When Hadrian's owner shows up, Liam is forced to go against orders in order to launch a rescue mission to save him.The ensuing conflict may be more than any of them expected.