But his fortunes change, along with the other four crew, when they happen upon a derelict spaceship parked in orbit around a binary asteroid. Scott’s share of the salvage bounty would be enough to clear his name and start a new life. All they have to do is retrieve an item of cargo and return it to Ceres—it should be simple.
However, the cargo happens to be an experimental quantum device lost while en route to Europa many years earlier, and ownership of this technology could fundamentally change the balance of power within the solar system. But now that word is out of its discovery, the Hermes finds itself being hunted down by those who want to take possession of this device before it reaches Ceres, including the very people Scott had spent so much effort hiding from—and there's not a damn thing he can do about it.
But Scott is getting pretty tired of running away. If he wants any hope of a new life, then he’s going to have to stand up and fight for it, even if that means endangering himself and his crew. Yet, after a lifetime of running and hiding, Scott’s not sure if he has what it takes—maybe he really is just one of life’s perpetual losers. Then again, there is a deep river of rage welling up inside him, born out of a lifetime of countless accumulated injustices, each one inching him ever closer to the edge—and this could be the one that finally makes him snap.