Chaz is the youngest recruit the Academy has ever seen. Godlike reflexes and hawk eyes make him a natural gunner assigned to fly the futuristic ship with techlogy so advanced it's still classified. But it takes a two-man crew and Chaz, the lone wolf, must have a partner. On his first day he meets Ferron, the most dangerous man at the Academy. The ice blue eyes and scarred face of the older cadet aren't eugh to scare Chaz. Nor are the rumors that Ferron killed his last partner. But when he finds out they are to be a team, his anxiety starts to mount. Tension climbs to a breaking point when Ferron informs him that in order to fly the Needle he and Chaz must have their bodies pressed together in a dance of sensual intimacy that makes the sexually straight Chaz angry and uncomfortable. Ferron must master Chaz completely and break down his physical and emotional boundaries. The only thing that will keep them alive is their partnership-any space between them means certain death.