Princess Annwyn Silk is poised to achieve her lifelong dream to serve on a new contact team. However, before she can start her assignment an explosion rocks her transport ship and the Larunda Force is called to investigate. Now she’s paired up with the team leader, a brooding warrior who sees her as just another potential suspect.
The last time Major Damius Elkwood allowed a civilian on an investigation, one of his team members was Wounded. Problem is, Annwyn is the only alchemist available. Worse, she’s charmed his wolf companion, Wren, which he needs at his side, to help him keep his secret from spiraling out of control.
As suspicions collide with evidence of scandal reaching the highest levels of planetary influence, they realize that without trust, none of them stand a chance. Because in this game, everyone’s life is on the line.