Captain Alisa Marchenko now has Duarte, the man who kidnapped her daughter, but he’s in a coma and getting him to a first rate hospital on Arkadius will be no easy feat. After the trouble they had the last time they were on the planet, their chances of escaping the Alliance aren’t good. Then the artifact stolen from them by rogue Starseers shows up and Alisa learns that the man who stole it may be the father she’s never known. Once again we have a fast-paced, rollicking adventure with plenty of humor added to the mix. All of the secondary characters add to the fun - I especially like Alisa’s security officer chef Beck who is so obsessed with his sauces and chemist Yumi with her illegal but frequently handy substances. I’m not sure if Alisa will ever find her daughter, or find a way for her romance with Leonidas to work, but I’m definitely going to keep reading to see how it all turns out.