The fight for the future of the whales has just begun.
Kim is maintaining her cover as Hannah Monksman—but it's getting more and more difficult. As Seiiki draws ever closer to New Eden, Kim Teng must learn to split her role of Caretaker with another, navigate a new relationship with Wren, and deal with the suffocating guilt of having been part of the Crusaders. What could possibly go wrong?
With tensions rising back on Earth, it is even more important for Seiiki and the whales to reach New Eden quickly and safely. But as the contingent comes out of hyperspace, an unknown computer error sends them off-course into an asteroid belt, and Seiiki and the military escort ships crash into their new home planet. When people begin disappearing from their basecamp, Kim and her friends soon realize that while someone didn’t want them to ever arrive at New Eden, someone—or something—else wanted to make sure they did.