The Jedi think the dreaded Nihil marauders have been all but defeated. The Nihil’s leader is on the run, and their numbers have dwindled. Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh hopes this means she will finally have time to really train her Padawan, Imri Cantaros—but reports of a Nihil attack on Port Haileap soon dash those hopes. Not only have the Nihil attacked the peaceful outpost, but they have abducted Avon Starros, Vernestra and Imri’s friend. The two Jedi set off for Port Haileap, determined to figure out where the Nihil have taken her. Meanwhile, Avon’s smarts and skills will be put to the ultimate test as she fights for survival among the Nihil—and uncovers a sinister plan. Can Vernestra and Imri find their friend before disaster strikes?