C J Ryan’s second randy Dexta novel. The ever sexy Gloria is back for another Barbarella impersonation. This time the Emperor is in cahoots with the Big 12 (the 12 corporations that are the economic backbone of the empire) to strip-mine Sylvania, a backwater planet where they found Fergusite, the mineral needed for FTL travel. The Fergusite is flawed though, and will eventually lead to a decline in interstellar travel if it is mass used. Dexta sends Gloria there on a voter registration drive. She also has a secret mission to destroy or hinder the use of the Fergusite.