The galaxy was almost completely explored. Many planets were found suitable for human colonization. Others were terra-formed and seeded with selected humans with their memories erased of all knowledge; knowledge of all human history erased; a fresh start for the human race all made possible by the most successful and pervasive corporation in human history: S.S.C. Now there is corruption at the highest level of S.S.C. and there is a missing agent. Ana must rescue him, if he is still alive. However, before that mission can be accomplished, Ana must save a child from assassination, stop a nemesis from contaminating a hands-off planet, find a stolen ship that made the first successful flight to the next galaxy, and battle Alterians who want to stop all human expansion in the universe.