This is book two in a three book series.
The blight of possession has spread beyond Lalonde, and is now claiming more planets throughout the Confederation. Quinn Dexter maintains his grip over the possessing souls through fear and brutality as he works toward his perverted goals.
Caught off guard, the Confederation begins damage control by banning interstellar travel. While planets already compromised desperately attempt to stop the spread.
The enigmatic Tyrathca break relations until after the crisis is over. But some research suggests that an entity described in their religion may hold the key that will save humanity from an increasingly desperate situation.