By James Alan Gardner
Under the benevolent management of the League of Peoples, there is not any conflict, little crime, and lifestyles is sacred...unless you are an Explorer. The grotesque, the mistaken, the misfit, the deformed, they're the undesirable, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to enquire adverse planets and unusual, vicious creatures. in the market, there are one thousand different―and terrible―ways to die.
Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable workforce Members). Now she and her associate, Yarrun Derigha, were ordered to escort the volatile Admiral Chee to Melaquin―the feared "Planet of No Return"― which has swallowed up numerous Explorers ahead of them with out a hint. evidently, this can be intended to be the final undertaking for Ramos and Derigha. however it will not be, if Festina may also help it.