After Europe’s army of war robots overran Mexico, Francisca and her daughter gathered refugees from the ruins and fled to a new home in the asteroid belt.
But the rogues and pirates roving the belt threatened her colony, poised to plunder the vein of nearly-pure blond—rubia—platinum in their asteroid’s core.
Now help comes. Help Francisca loathes to ask. A renegade European and his war robot.
The war robot that might have killed her son.