As a police detective aboard generational starship Lažna Zora, it's Galen Traub's job to investigate when someone goes missing. He never expected that someone to be his husband. Time is ticking quickly past and the longer Dayan is missing, the less likely the chances Galen will find him alive.
While Galen searches for him, Dayan Andrus is trapped in a nightmare, forced to relive events from his past while his kidnappers collect data derived from his memories. While Dayan lives inside his manipulated mind, his body is without food or water, strapped to a chair, captive.
It's up to Galen reach him before he's driven over the edge.