Flashing Dark (originally Shouting at the Universe)

Space Marines call it flashing dark, that moment when a trooper waking from cryo sleep is seized by terrible memories from their past.

Those flashbacks—of the time when human traffickers held her and her little brother, Anthy, captive—have pursued Vivi Zant all her life. Now there’s another child at risk and Vivi is partly to blame.

She couldn’t save her little brother’s life. It may cost her everything that keeps her in space, but she’s not about to let it happen again.