Now she has to find a way off world before the Republican Marines sweep up all SSI personnel on the planet. Somehow, she and her fellow graduates must adapt to the changes wrought by the Republicans while staying alive. Where they once held the line of authority and kept order for the Tetrarchy, now they are hunted down and killed following speedy trials.
On the way to Diego, she meets a pair of young AOJ agents, with deadly results . . .