Disagreeing without fighting, Adara and Decker face the new challenges as Command issues new mandates restricting how all members do their jobs. Tension rises on the ship and across the human territory. Diplomatic relations with the Tuscalains goes poorly for the humans but not for the Wayfarers. Racial unrest ripples across the human territory, hitting close to home with Adara’s family.
Command is changing the rules. New mandates restricting how the services is handling things come from Command Station. Decker and Adara are not on the same page which is causing friction within the ship. Diplomatic relations are complicated when Adara and Admiral Chesnik meet with the Tuscalains.
While visiting the Tuscalains, Adeline gains a new friend causing humorous complications for Decker and Adara.
Racial tension starts with little ripples in all the communities. Small crimes leading to bigger crimes causes rifts between neighbors, on stations, on planets. Abuse and harassment plague Bedelia and John.
Galvin suggests a couple of sections of space to Adara. She sends her brothers to check them out.
Tensions rise as the makeup of the human society changes.
by Eileen Troemel on 2017-08-13
Raiders, Tuscalains, and cold cases, Walter Farento, a services efficiency expert observes the Phoenix. Rhia fumbles for leads in her cold case, while the hacker eludes Jolen. Avin hunts a firebug. Sabotage threatens the assembly of a new station. A breakthrough in the cold case points to something deeper and more sinister. It all amounts to just another day on the job for Adara and Decker
Nealon and Adara’s other pilots arrive on Ravena station to help with assembling a new space station. Walter inspects the different departments to determine how they are being efficient. He can’t understand why no one is comfortable with him until Abby Sprit, Galvin’s great niece tells him for doubting Adara’s integrity.
After a romantic interlude in a nebula, Adara and Decker discuss the million credit offer made by the Busalacchis for reparation. A break in the cold case, Rhia must leave Paul and her children for a few days to interview key people. A link between the hacker, cold case, and fire bug lead back to an unexpected source and old enemies.