Jacob froze. Something was very wrong. Stranded in uncharted space after the malfunction of their experimental Hawking Engine, Derek, Jacob and Vicky struggle to survive in their damaged spacecraft and hold onto the impossible hope that they will make it home. Several hundred lightyears away, their friends and colleagues on Earth work against the odds to overcome the very real limits of their technology and make a way for the crew to return. But not everyone is convinced the mission is worth the resources, and tensions mount in this captivating sequel to Random Walk.