Andrej Koscuisko was a young man from a privileged background; a talented young surgeon who had wanted to be a doctor, because he saw the suffering in the world and wanted to do what he could to relieve it.
But his family was rich and powerful, and tradition demanded that he serve the Jurisdiction’s Fleet in a position of influence and importance. Ship’s Surgeon. Ship’s Inquisitor.
Under Jurisdiction torture isn’t about truth. It’s about control. And as he struggles to maintain some thread of decency he will face powerful enemies who eager to use his knowledge, his empathy, his passion against anyone who challenges the Bench.
This is his story.