A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storytellerIn the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage.
A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal.Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space.
She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space.
Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso.
All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar.But the real story was quite different ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 11/09/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575083349