When the Ixionic alien race arrived on Earth in the twenty-first century, they offered mankind a chance to save the planet. Their scientific miracles reshaped the world, but so did the unstoppable disease they carried. With no other choice, humanity abandoned its only home and sought refuge on the newly terraformed moon.
For two hundred years civilization was rebuilt. That all changed when an Ixionic ship crashed on the outskirts of Tranquility. Mankind’s scourge has returned and Carter Ryan is infected at birth. Daily injections are needed to keep him alive and the lunar colony safe.
His twenty-first birthday brings military conscription and new knowledge of the Ixion. A heroic act saves the colony but he is asked to conceal his actions. Keeping this secret sets off a chain of events that reveal there is more to his disease than he knows. To learn the truth, Carter will be forced to answer what, or who, he is willing to sacrifice.