Star pilot Kara DeLeon makes an emergency landing on a former penal colony now peopled by descendants of outlaws.
Obeying standing orders, Kara remains at the crash site but is captured by the captain of the guard. Instead of killing her on sight or carrying her to the city leaders, Aiden hides her in his home.
But only marriage—an impossible bond between two people so different—allows Aiden to protect Kara from the city’s ultimate hatred. Perhaps death is the better choice, if he could only let her go.