Author: Karen Traviss
The Eqbas have come, bringing justice, change, hope to some...and death to many.Seeking to punish
the human gethes who caused the near destruction of an ocean-dwelling race in the distant Cavanagh's
Star system, the Eqbas have finally landed on Earth. But another, equally important obligation has drawn
them across the galaxy: the salvation of this environmentally ravaged world, a mission that could entail
the annihilation of billions of humans.Former police officer Shan Frankland has come as well—along with
her two lifemates, one alien and one human—carrying in her blood the parasite that makes her virtually
immortal. Though she once vowed never to let the powerful contagion reach the homeworld she left nearly
a century ago, she feels compelled to play an active role in the unfolding drama—and to follow the
catastrophic events that have devastated civilizations and defined her life to their shocking, inevitable end.
Karen Traviss is a former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist. She has worked in
public relations for the police and local government, and has served in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
and the Territorial Army. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of City of Pearl,
Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Star Wars-Republic Commando: Hard Contact, Triple
Zero, and Star Wars-Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines, she lives in Wiltshire, England.