Cloudburst: a massive satellite designed to control rainfall on dry planets.
Onboard a new colony ship carrying several hundred families, soldiers and cryogenically stored animal embryos, Lauren Moore, a brilliant young scientist, has been commissioned to use Cloudburst to terraform the planet. What Lauren doesn't know is the soldiers escorting the ship have been sent to remove the existing colonists to make room for the new ones.
The corporate term is EVICTION.
The human term is MASS MURDER.
The only man who can help her is a mysterious drifter who some say is only a myth, an invention of desert nomads and lunatics.