The Night-Runner takes place on the planet Murdoth during the great rebelion. Ali is one of the bravest people, for she took the job of the night-runner. Her homeland is in a consant cold-war because of the towns folk being tired from all of the lies from the government and the fact the government is killing off anyone with an opinion against them. Ali takes on a bigger role when she finds a mysterious man who is supposedly the new guy in town. He says he's here to help the rebels find those who have gone missing but Ali at first doesn't believe him. But when he saves her will her world turn upside down? Will this guy know where her brother, Jake, and father are? Will Ali trust the new guy with her biggest secret yet?