THE YEAR IS 2107 AND VERONIKA TAYLOR MORGAN knows interstellar mining like the back of her hand. But leading an expedition into deep space is another matter altogether. With a mind-devouring pandemic sweeping Earth and civil society crumbling, the discovery of an alien spacecraft in Antarctica leaves the remnants of humanity fearful. Already shaken, when a message from the hidden planet Nemesis is received, offering help, there is finally hope.
Torn by her responsibility to care for her desperately sick son, Veronika knows her mining frigate, Assurity, is the only ship capable of following the map to a cure. Left with a barebones rookie crew and a couple of androids. Taking one wrong step could seal humanity’s fate.
What happens when a '40s something mother inherits a crew of rookie twenty-year-olds and the mission is to save the earth from a celestial Invasion? Will she leave her dying son and travel to a distant planet in order to save the rest of humanity?