Elite mercenary Connor Rattakul can't escape his past. After choosing the wrong side in a war against the Directorate, he becomes a fugitive, hiding in the ranks of the thousands of mercenaries always desperate for the next job. But a series of mishaps force his team deep into the Talon Sector, where the Directorate holds power. Only his former girlfriend's intervention can save him. With Directorate assassins on his trail, Connor is forced to take on a job that his team might not survive from a client his boss says can't be trusted. But that boss seems ready to crack, and the client is hiding deadly secrets from the mercenaries. Will Connor be able to lead his teammates through the dark world he's led them to, or will they all die in the alien gloom?