OUT OF BALANCE, OUT OF TIME!!! KEEVE TRENNIS and bond-twin TEREC have defected to the villainous NIHIL. With AVAR KRISS and her former master closing in, Keeve must make a terrible choice. Can she take an innocent life to secure her place within the TEMPEST? A turning point is reached in the lives of THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON. The shadow of the Nihil has never loomed larger!