Doctor Victor del Toro escaped a childhood on the streets to become one of the Navy’s leading cyberneticists. The Royal Marines are his family, but few know that his career is a comfort from his turbulent past.
Born to influential parents, Zoe Raines’s childhood dream was to make a difference without her father’s money. She enlisted and risked her life to save a fellow marine, sacrificing a limb in the process. Her new prosthetic places her under Doctor del Toro’s watchful eye.
Age and rank should divide them, but Victor needs Zoe for reasons beyond their mutual attraction. As danger rises in the galaxy, citizens of the Empire vanish at an astounding rate. Even more disturbing is the fact that someone has targeted cybernetic recipients. With Zoe as his empathetic ear and the gun to guard his back, the doctor must discover the whereabouts of the missing cyborgs before it becomes too late for one more colony.