Ezelain Dream-Invader Dreylan Tarq was once the IAC’s most decorated Peace-Keeper–until he found his wife in his boss’s arms and his boss’s hands on his wife’s ass. Now Dreylan works only for himself–or for whoever’s brave enough to pay him the chits. Sent to Spaceport Adana by the one man he despises the most, Dreylan must buy the Terran slave Naya Kistara, whatever the cost. Naya is a reiphia, a rare and valuable empathic mesomorph who permanently and irreversibly becomes her first sexual partner’s ideal mate in every way. She is also Old Earth’s only hope of becoming a member of the Interplanetary Alliance Council. Without her, the planet’s vulnerable, neglected people will surely perish. What Dreylan finds on ‘Port Adana, however, is not just a virgin being sold into slavery, but a woman of fire and passion and strength. A woman who stirs his body like no other. A woman with a secret. Revenge is a powerful motivator. But then, so is desire.