Human Davies is an ether-drive navigator, one of the most elite jobs among the space-faring worlds. He can decide who he works for and ether-drive ships can’t leave port without him. Davies is an orphan, with the proverbial girl-in-every-port, although in his case, he prefers men, or the equivalent of whatever species sparks his interest. He rarely hooks up with the same people for long, and he thinks he prefers it that way.
Warning: This is a book that’s hard to review and discuss all the interesting points it raises without giving away a little of the plot. Hopefully it’s no more than you could infer from the blurbs, but consider yourself warned. Simon is just a few days away from finishing up his five year stint in the military. He joined up to provide money to his single mother and younger sister, so he’ll need to find some other work eventually, but for now he’s just missing his family and looking forward to spending time with them.