Lieutenant Commander Ashton "Ash" Haze has always embraced two things in his life: adventure and women, but when he awakens on an alien planet, there's no time for anything other than survival - or so he thinks.
Kella Ta'Qui is a Turbinta - a guild that discards their genetic identities in favor of what they train to become: assassins. Her first mission is to find and kill whatever was inside the unusual capsule that landed on Tesla Terra, but predator becomes prey when she is wounded by her target. Dazed and confused, she stumbles into a group who plan to sell her to the highest bidder - until a rescuer appears.
Can an easy-going Navy pilot and an alien assassin work together to reach the location of one of the other capsules on the cut throat Turbintan planet, or will Ash find himself served up to the Legion for the highest number of credits? Whatever happens, the war has begun with the first awakening of the resistance - and Ash is right in the middle of it.