SynGen needs Breeders, young girls drafted into two years of human egg production for the benefit of rich, but infertile, inner worlds. Lani Nichols knows Breeders never come back. The promise of riches that await her at the completion of compulsory service aren't real. Unfortunately faking her own death, disguising herself as a male and getting off world is harder than it looks.

When Lani signs on as an engineer to a scavenger vessel she hopes most of her worries are over. All she has to do is hide from SynGen’s bounty hunters until the two years are complete and she will be free. Instead, she is plunged head first into the treacherous life of space pirates. Faced with betrayal, love and loss, Lani must overcome her own weaknesses to survive.