Adara gives birth! Their daughter arrives early and under less than ideal circumstances. Finally they learn why so many attempts have been made on Adara's life. While Adara and Decker get used to being parents, Jolen and Tillie take on a hacker. Rhia and Bas work on a murder case. Adara meets thirteen year old Bethania from the Holy Cross. The Holy Cross is an old private vessel carrying too many people. It spells disaster.
This one had me stalled because I had to decide how Adara would give birth. Since there were already a number of births in the books I didn't want to bore my readers with yet another typical birth. This one is all Adara!