In deep space, a young artificial intelligence named Hawkens DuPree is fighting for her life, pursued by the agents of an unknown enemy. Run to ground in a lawless station, she joins with an unlikely ally to follow the clues – but will the truth hit too close to home?
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The drumbeat of war builds, and a handful of humans, aliens, and artificial intelligences race against time ... but as the Engines of Dusk move new pieces onto the board of their deadly game, it may already be too late.