Stiler thought he was out – discharged from the Terran Union Marines with all four limbs and a gold watch – until a devastating attack by the hated alien Dioscuri drags him right back in again. In a flash, a war fought on the frontier of human-controlled space comes close to home, pushing humanity to the brink.
Now responsible for the development of the Union’s most secretive weapon system, Stiler and his ragtag crew of Marines have one chance to turn the tide of the war. Their mission: rescue a stranded scientist who might have discovered the key to winning the war from an occupied planet deep behind enemy lines.
And that’s the easy bit…