Captain Rynlyn Rede has reached the lowest point in his life. He has lost his best friend to a brutal attack and the guilt of surviving is taking its toll on the warrior. In a moment of weakness he walks aboard the Chinook, one of three pleasure ships used for military R&R, in hopes of easing his unbearable sorrow in the arms of a beautiful woman. Tess is a courtesan whose beauty and silken body has captured even an emperor's notice. Having spent her entire adult life aboard the pleasure ships, she has learned how to satiate even the most jaded warrior's appetites. When she sits down at Rynlyn's table her psychic senses tell her more about the man with whom she is destined to spend the night than she could have ever imagined. In the limitless expanse of the Windverse, Rynlyn and Tessa discover their hearts' soul among the stars and form an enduring alliance that not even death can sever.