Kelly Baker's life on space station Venus Rain is far from perfect. Her father has deserted the family, her mother labors full-time on the planet surface, and Kelly is forced to raise her young brother practically by herself, while she's still in college. She tells herself things could be worse, but she has idea. When Chinese militants hijack the space station and seize control of the terraforming project, they abandon Kelly's mother on Venus's deadly surface. Kelly's brother goes missing. And a European spy gambles with the lives of Kelly and her family in his effort to oppose the hijackers. Meanwhile the world governments capitalize on the crisis, jockeying for supremacy in a showdown destined to spark a worlds-wide war. For Kelly, who's caught in the crossfire, there may be way out but the void.