Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war. Sim changed mankind’s history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it’s true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. For his own sake and that of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy where he will confront a truth far stranger than any imaginable fiction.