Alpha Draconis. Its name alone makes even the most law-abiding citizens of the Empire uneasy. Located in the farthest reaches of known space, it is the most remote and feared prison in the Imperial penal system. To be consigned to this tunneled-out, vacuum-sealed planetoid is both a life sentence and a death sentence, for no prisoner entombed within its frozen walls ever leaves the facility alive.
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When Zodiac Battle Systems sends an investigator to Alpha Draconis, Ana Bolo is no less a prisoner than the cannibals, serial rapists, and mass murderers this frozen hell confines. Tasked to learn the fate of a secret project once concealed within the bowels of the prison, her corporate masters will kill her if she fails. But as she hunts for clues left behind by the suicidal genius, Doctor Thaddeus Kong, she realizes that Kong’s increasingly erratic logs point to a more sinister truth. Alpha Draconis lies vulnerable to a horror unlike any mankind has yet faced, a horror drawn to the planetoid by the very experiment Kong tried to hide.