War took everything from Ulysses Walden: his family, his friends, his home. Now he has arrived on the frontier of humanity's burgeoning interstellar empire in the hopes of building a new life. But when he stumbles onto clues leading to the greatest treasure in history, he finds himself sucked back into a world of danger and intrigue.
Together with a motley assortment of other outcasts aboard the transport Lucky Rabbit's Foot, Walden must outrun deadly battleships, outwit pirate warlords, and outfight brutal secret police squads hell-bent on his destruction. But the true danger may be one that none of them saw coming. Someone else is out there, and they are willing to kill without mercy in order to keep Newton's Moon a secret...forever.