By the 23rd century, humanity has colonized its first planet: Mars. Far removed from Earth’s military power, resources, and affluence, daily life on the red planet is chaotic and dangerous.
Mig is an aging mercenary who relies on dwindling civilian contracts to earn his living. Olivia is a brilliant programmer who struggles with a medical condition she’s too poor to treat. They live and work together in the small settlement of New Shanidar, but a chance encounter starts a sequence of events that threatens to destroy their lives, their loyalty to each other, and all hope for a better future on Earth.