Aboard his grandfather’s spaceship and fleeing the violent turmoil between Jokers, Aces, and Nats that his vicious ambition spawned, Blaise is headed for a new conquest: the plant Takis. Dr. Tachyon is left behind … but he’s lost more than his only way of returning to his home world. Blaise has stolen his body, as well — leaving Tach trapped in the pregnant body of a teenage runaway. Tachyon must sell his soul to reach Takis — and once there, confront Blaise amidst the political and military machinations of Takisian society. Treachery and treason await him. At stake is nothing less than the destiny of an entire world. Join Melinda Snodgrass, creator of Dr. Tachyon, in the first solo Wild Cards novel!