Solitary spacejock Landry Krieger eked out a living transporting data throughout the Settled Galaxy—and boosted his income by smuggling people into and out of star systems past the watchful eyes of governments, in hiding places he built in his ship, Midnight Angel.
When the priests of Tao Pacem sought his services, he resisted. Brown robes? Yin-yang symbols? A plan to sneak the reincarnation of their spiritual leader to their conquered homeworld, to spark a rebellion against their oppressors? After earlier experiences with religious leaders, he would need far more than three hundred thousand galaxycoins to say yes.
He got it when an arrogant agent of the oppressors tried to scare him into turning down the job. But little did Landry expect this job would challenge him, from both outside and in, and call into question all he knew about his place in the worlds of humankind.