To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous.
And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives safely unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction…
“Absorbing…Neither series addicts nor newcomers will be disappointed.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series…Geary’s Star Trek–like mission of exploration sets the fleet up for plenty of exciting discoveries and escapades.”—Publishers Weekly
“The story line is, as always, faster than the speed of light…Jack Campbell creates a terrific, unexpected spin to his great outer-space saga.”—Alternative Worlds