|Deep within Syndicate Worlds'' space, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous journey home under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who was revived after a century spent in suspended animation. Geary''s victories over the enemy have earned him both the respect and the envy of his fellow officers. |
Geary has made many risky decisions as commander, especially in ordering the Alliance fleet back to the Lakota Star System, where it was nearly destroyed by the Syndics. It''s a desperate gamble that may buy Geary just enough time to prepare for the Syndics'' inevitable return, and give the fleet a fighting chance at survival.
But even as he struggles to stay one step ahead of the enemy, Geary must face conspirators within his own fleet who want a change of command and are willing to do anything to bring it about. Geary knows that his fleet must stand together or the Syndic forces will tear them apart.