Fresh from the sudden loss of a long-term relationship, Elena, a young engineer with the Galactic Military Corps, indulges in an uncharacteristic one-night stand while her ship is docked at the prosperous colony of Omicron. The morning after finds her ex murdered, and her lover accused. Elena offers him an alibi, and the two of them find themselves in the position of having to solve the crime themselves. Their investigation uncovers theft, smuggling, blackmail, and corruption - in both of their worlds - that forces them to trust some unexpected people.
Will Elena and Trey find their murderer? Of course. It's that kind of story. Whether they also find something else...well, you'll have to read it to find out.