Chiaki Nakayama (codename: Nova) considers herself the best hacker in the Milky Way. Only her brother could match her skills and now he’s dead. Chiaki has desperately been trying to find his murderer, but she keeps coming up short on new leads.
When a Galactic Alliance marine comes knocking at her door, Chiaki is forced to complete a secret mission for him to keep her hacker friends out of prison. She’s even paired up with an alien mercenary against her will. But Chiaki eventually bites off more than she can chew, and soon enough she finds the answers she’s been looking for.