When Mindoir is attacked by Batarian slavers, sixteen-year-old Cara Jane Shepard is saved not by the Alliance, but by the mercenary Zaeed Massani. She joins his small mercenary operation, picking up other familiar faces along the way.
Now, 28-year-old Shepard is helping to lead the crew, and a job with a huge payday comes their way. Millions of credits and practically served to them on a silver platter, it's just too good to pass up. Plus, Eden Prime is a backwoods paradise colony. What could go wrong?
It seems that Shepard's fate is sealed when it comes to the Prothean artifact, but has her life been changed too much to make a difference when the Reapers threaten the galaxy.
- Part 1 of Fate's Affect