Kidnapped, beaten and memory wiped: Lakshmi had to get away. Now.

Sweat crawled down Lakshmi’s hopefully not broken ribs as she purposefully sauntered up Neelam City’s docks, away from the ship where she’d been tied up. One minute she’d been drinking, the next she’d woken up with no idea how she’d gotten there.

Which meant she had a problem. Who kidnapped her? What happened in the missing hours cut from her memory? And why were the Royal Guard searching for Lakshmi with a warrant for her summary arrest?

Finding answers to her questions was priority two, right after priority one: survive at all costs.