Suzanne is searching for her sister who went missing on an expedition to find a habitable planet, which the human race, including baby Emily and Emily's family, desperately needs. But to do that, first she must take a job as a cruise director on an old star ship with a mysterious captain.
A blast of chilled air startled Suzanne out of the doze she had fallen into during her long wait, huddled in one corner of the bar on Lucifer III. A tall, broad-shouldered man in an old naval engineering officer's great coat stripped of any insignias, opened the bar hatch - they were hatches not doors, as Suzanne had discovered - letting in the frigid air. He stood before the bar, hands deep in its pockets to beat the cold, evidently in a foul mood.
"It's freezing outside Matt," he snapped to the bar tender. "Can't they keep t...