In this galaxy it's Don Maximus that rules. As head of the Universal Church, he is the embodiment of the faith, and through it he wields the power of control. But when Anneli Sur Michio stumbles across The Third, a mythical object of faith and untold power, Maximus will stop at nothing to secure it from her.
On the run for her life, she gets involved with Devan, a clumsy thief with a shady past. Together they must outrun the crew of bounty hunters sent to kill them and stay alive long enough to unlock the mystery of The Third. That is, if they can stop from killing each other first.