Dr. Vin Li is an ambitious, brilliant, driven scientist. She has risen to the pinnacle of Lower Paxsan society. But her long road toward a perfect life is about to head off a cliff. She has a secret that if revealed will destroy all that matters to her.
The Colonel, a security officer of rival Upper Paxsan, has reappeared out of Vin’s buried past. He knows who Vin Li used to be. He knows what happened to her and what she did. He threatens to reveal all unless she helps him decipher an ancient artifact.
Can Vin resist the Colonel’s demands?
Can she keep her secret hidden?
Can she stop him discovering the power of the artifact? A power that will destroy both Paxsans – Upper and Lower.
Can Vin harness that power to save the one she loves most?
How far must Vin go to prevail?