Watching her future life aboard the Goldfish depart forever, Vela calls Sam in a panic, inventing a mission to keep him nearby— to retrieve a “Star Jewel of Power” from a distant asteroid.
But when a powerful crystal is found in the asteroid’s heart, nobody is more surprised than Vela — except perhaps Ghostworth, who is electrocuted to death retrieving it. Re-uploaded into a spare, unfamiliar body, Ghostworth promptly loses his mind. After a little soul-searching, he just about comes to terms…
Until his old self, powered up on star jewel energy, comes back for revenge.