The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicates civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star Systembut the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds wont surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the exSyndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the systems citizens punished for their defiance.
Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midways warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isnt the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire.
With Drakons ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Icenis powerleaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them