Parv Zarinth is a shrewd interplanetary businessman. He represents his father’s interests on Hettamir. It’s a pleasure to do business on this beautiful, richly vibrant world. And Parv has been mixing business with pleasure for five years now. The business is to expand his father’s commercial interests. The pleasure has a name: Ahrun Dyem. And which one is worth going to war for—or dying for—will be answered in a span of one planetary revolution.