Can a manufactured being mutiny against her creators? Dare she?Salvia is a being like no other, crafted from the genes of several Earth species. She is on Jupiter's moon, Europa, to work for "e;the company"e;, finding new materials that will be used for commercial applications. She is young, intelligent...and lonely; so much so that she demands that her employer send her a companion, or she'll never work for them again.Rhus is the brash male that the company sends from Mars, and he stirs something deep within Salvia. But Rhus has been crafted with another objective in mind. Working closely together, they begin falling in love, but what Salvia doesn't know is that the company wants her head, preferably on a platter, and they're going to use Rhus to get it.