CAPTAIN AMERICA meets ROGUE ONE: Victoria, a genetically-enhanced human, is pursued across the Colonies by bounty hunters out for a sample of her blood and government agents wanting to make her a political pawn. To escape capture, she joins her uncle’s salvage crew and begins to uncover the truth about her supersoldier father’s disappearance. But solving the mystery could lead to another interstellar war—with Victoria and her estranged mother fighting on opposite sides.
Victoria spotted the bounty hunters as soon as she stepped off the ramp of the short-range freighter she’d been inspecting. Her heart raced, Mahjin abilities kicking in like adrenaline. At a hundred meters away, separated by two docking bays cluttered with lifters and the buzz of refueling equipment heavy in the air, a normal human couldn’t eavesdrop or read the bounty hunters’ datapads without military-grade surveillance equipment. But Victoria Anetti wasn’t a normal human.
The pair of bounty hunters faced a starship captain. The woman, who was almost two meters tall and might last a round against a Mahjin, projected Victoria’s graduation picture from her hand-held datapad. In the two years since the picture was taken Victoria had cut and bleached her long black hair, gained muscle tone from working on starships, and her golden-brown skin had darkened from time spent outside in spaceports. The only thing that remained the same was her insincere smile. No disguise could change that.
The male bounty hunter, almost a head shorter than his partner but just as muscular, stepped toward the captain. “Seen this woman?”
Even with enhanced hearing, Victoria strained to determine if his accent was Caishen or Terran. Here in the Outer Colonies, he was a long way from either nation.
He rested his hand on his blaster. “Heard she’s working as a port mechanic.”