GEMINA: The ILLUMINAE Files_02 is the second installment in the ILLUMINAE Series.
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair is struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
The book starts with the Kerenza trials, and Leanne Frobisher is pleading innocent and denying the "alleged" invasion of Kerenza. They discuss the Illuminae Files, and the story starts.
Operative Rapier had warned Frobisher of the Hypatia's coming, and Frobisher sends an elite BeiTech crew to take over the Heimdall station. When the crew, lead by Travis Falk, takes over the station, Nik is giving Hanna the 10 grams of "dust" (also referred to as tetraphenetrithylamine) she ordered for the Terra Day party. He also gave her a palmpad and a jasmine flower, and they go off on their separate ways.
When Hanna was trying to hide from BeiTech soldiers, Ella Malikova locks the soldiers in a bay and spaces them. Hanna takes the blame and is in constant pursuit for a good majority of the book.