Fifteen years ago an old battleship named the Godiva was retired by the Solon Impyre's Galactic Navy. It was purchased in a private auction by a noted scientist, Dr. Orli Noblessar. It went missing soon after. John Hiro and his crew have just located the Godiva after searching for her for years. They believe that there is technology hidden on that ship that could either save or ruin the Impyre. But, there's a problem. Hiro's former best friend and business partner has just been released from prison, and he has plans of vengeance. Also furthering the difficulties with recovering the Godiva is the fact that a galactic civil was has just ended and the entire infrastructure of the Impyre is crumbling. Fuel is such a rare commodity that interstellar space travel has been suspended. Can Hiro and his team bring back the Godiva in time to save the galaxy from total economic ruin, or will an unknown dark force rise up and replace the benevolent Solon Impyre with the evil Scoryn Hegemony?