When Jack Hawksmoor chose to board the departing Carrier, he chose uncertainty but tried to hedge his bets. Now that his terrible secret has been exposed, the loss of trust far outweighs the recent loss of life... and the loss of loved ones. But there is no time for anger or mourning. They have reached their destination. Will the Authority find the help for their dying Earth that they seek - or will the end of their journey bring new nightmares?