The network has enslaved all other spacefaring civilizations. Anyone who dares to question the network--or worse, defy them--will suffer death by torture. Only Thomas escaped that fate. He severed himself from the network in order to rescue his former friends from slavery and death, and now he's a renegade super-genius. But if he's going to survive in alien wildernesses, hunted by ruthless hordes, he needs help from the super-powerful prisoner whom he was forced to sentence to death. Thomas and Alex have enough brilliance and power to bring freedom to the galaxy. They can destroy slave-masters who seem omnipotent. But first, they need to figure out how to trust each other. All Rights Reserved. Cover artwork by Kekai Kotaki. I will not sell this novel with this cover.