Evyline Marron had been caught at a young age—early enough, it had been hoped, to make a difference, an intervention with good intentions, but which would unwittingly serve as the beginning of an education. How to fit in. How to be, for appearances sake, one of the sheep.
Malcolm Graves is a Collector. The best there is. He’s spent a lifetime putting down riots and chasing wanted offworlders across the solar-system for Pervenio Corporation. So long as the pay is right, he’s the man for the job. He never bothers asking questions. And he always works alone. But after the high-profile bombing of Earth’s capital, everything changes. His rattled employer forces him to team up with a younger, cyber-augmented partner more interested in statistics than instinct. An aging Collector’s nightmare.