Vai Ma’amaloa is 17 years old, and his father has just accepted the position of Chief Science Officer aboard the G.E.V. Shadow, a retrofitted warship tasked with exploring the unknown reaches of the galaxy.
Now, Vai will have to come to terms with leaving his old life behind.
As he forges new relationships aboard the Shadow, and tries to settle into his new life among its occupants — including an attractive female stowaway — he will be confronted with dangers and mysteries he never imagined.
What is the true nature of the Shadow’s mission? What is his father’s real purpose aboard it? Who are the men hunting for the female stowaway? And why does she know things she shouldn’t? Especially about Vai?