A genetically enhanced leopard. He serves in the
Federation Compact Army for one purpose. To go where it
is too dangerous to send "real" soldiers.
Hannibal is one of a four-animal team. A human warrant
officer controls them because their free will has been
bred, trained, and cut out them. They need orders to
follow. Except Hannibal feels the call of the wild. It's
starting to clash with his programming. He is reverting,
but has to hide it unless he wants to be executed, his
brain dissected to see what went wrong.
The gods of war smile upon the enemy, bringing
Hannibal's internal struggle into the light as he must
rise above his programming if he is to lead his fellow
animals through the battle. Survive, even if it means
they are signing their own death warrants.