The year is 2233, and humanity has finally found a viable new home. Named for a second chance in the discoverer's native tongue, the opportunity could not have come at a better time. Earth has too many people, too much conflict and not enough resources for either. However, the Colony I, Earth's new Ark, disappears after the last wormhole jump to Segunda. Power hungry politicians, predatory nations, and those who have nothing to lose—all have an angle to take advantage of the situation. Roland has family and friends on board, and not wanting to wait for the bureaucratic red tape, commandeers a ship and sets out to answer the most important question—why did the Colony I disappear? Will Segunda be yet another lost opportunity in humanity's struggle with itself? Or will it be our saving grace?