After being severely wounded and miraculously healed, Tony Rodrigues’s story takes him to a secret base on Ceres. After his support soldier assignment is canceled, he is given a number of aptitude tests to determine the next course of his career. Soon, he is shipped off to a German colony on the Ceres asteroid where he is trained in ship maintenance. As the years wear on, he is soon promoted to Cargo Engineer aboard ships tasked with the collection of alien technology. All the while, he learns the lengths his superiors will go to gain access to higher degrees of advanced alien technology.