When Gaea Consortium offers Graysha Brady-Phillips a tour of hazard duty on a raw pioneer planet she leaps at the chance, even though her predecessor died—a victim of either the savage weather outside the domes or the fanatic population within. But Graysha isn’t on Goddard just to collect triple pay. She’s trying to save her life. The colonists’ radical—and illegal—science just might offer Graysha a cure for the genetic disease that’s slowly starving her at the cellular level. But Goddard’s terraforming pioneers, pursued by the Eugenics Board for gene tampering and battling Gaea Consortium for their very survival, are naturally suspicious of outsiders—especially someone connected to the two organizations that are trying hardest to destroy them. The settlers think Graysha’s a spy. Graysha thinks the settlers are trying to kill her. They’re both right. And the fate of their planet hangs in the balance.