War with the aliens has broken out, and they seem to have all the advantages.  Engineers and scientists are scrambling to develop weapons to stand up to the threat, but when all is said and done, it is the Navy fighter pilots who have to take the fight to the enemy.

Petty Officer Third Class Floribeth Salinas O’Shea Dalisay, one of the new enlisted fighter pilots, is on the front lines with VFX-99, the “Stingers.”  Sent out as guinea pigs, they collect needed data on the enemy weapons systems by being targets.  But even guinea pigs have teeth, and if she can survive, Beth is determined to use hers.