Book II of  Star Hounds. I  the empty depths between the stars, man has finally met his match – the cold, cruel Jaxdron, an evil empire bent on destruction. Laura Shemzak, a rebellious and beautiful spy in the way against the aliens, has joined a crew of interstellar outlaws on the rogue ship Starbow. Laura’s assignment: pilot the XT Mark Nine ‘blip-ship’ the Starbow crew intends to steal. Her secret mission: rescue her physicist brother from the Jaxdron.  But the secret even Laura doesn’t now is that she’s been programmed to kill the very man she hopes to save.