With the Republic thrown into chaos, a new drug appears on the black market, based on a controlled sedative for a top pharmaceutical company. The only difference? This back-street drug is now wiping out civilians at an alarming pace. So Agent Adi Bailek is brought in to uncover the identity of the leader heading this illegal drug industry before the death toll rises any further.

Alongside her is Kia Antose, an old comrade from her days in the underground Rebel Accord which helped form the New Republic, but can they solve this case before the Republic collapses all together?

This is the first book in the Time trilogy.