In a future where ships can fold space and much of humanity has abandoned its depleted world, two forces— Government and Corporation— vie for control of what’s left of the Earth, of known space, and of the universe beyond.

Byrr, Fext and Cammo are three Hyperbreed assets who’ve run afoul of their Corporate masters. Thrown together on an ancient freighter, their mission is to transport valuable Explosive Ore to a distant mining colony. But their mission is far from what it seems and the battle for their futures and the future of Known Space is about to begin.

In the vastness of space, small betrayals can have major consequences, playing the odds can change the course of history, and Luck isn’t always what it seems.

After the death of her mother, a young girl moves away to the country with her father. Angry and grief-stricken, Monica Bleue must find a new life away from her friends, her school and everything that was familiar to her. Though she’s not speaking to her dad, she begins to find her way out of her heartache from the country serenity around them. But while out wandering the forests near their home, she comes face to face with a hidden horror that changes their lives forever.

Monica and her father search for answers to her newly transformed state, and together they bond as she learns to harness the monstrous powers she now possesses. But there’s a sinister evil lying low in their small country town… and the number of missing children is climbing. Monica may be the only one with the power to uncover the secret, but as she begins to unravel the mystery, finding a savage killer only puts her and her father deeper in danger.