Since his childhood, Pol Tyrees was groomed for the Cadre, the intergalactic super-police force,  As a Cadre officer, he carried out each task efficiently and emotionlessly, whether it was investigating shady deals, interrogating prisoners or killing traitors. But during an assignment on remote Tercet, one of that planet’s Mystic Seers taught him a whole new way of thinking and Pol began to ask questions – that would bring him into direct conflict with the Cadre.