Baen, Jan 2005, 22.00, 281 pp.
Harry Silver, with a wife and as a new father, needs money, but a Berserker destroyed his vessel. Wealthy Winston Cheng offers him a small fortune along with a quality ship if Harry leads a private army to rescue his granddaughter and great-grandson kidnapped by a Berserker. Harry knows that if these killing machines allow a so-called "Goodlife" to live it is only because they become subservient. Winston feels this abduction is different because the death machine is a rogue which acts dissimilar from the others.
Harry learns that the rogue Berserker kidnapped his wife and son. His only hope to save his beloved Becky and Ethan, assuming they have not been terminated as so-called “Badlife” and that Cheng's theory is correct. Harry meets old friends, several enemies, and other adventurers while preparing for an assault.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner