Marine Sergeant Hondo McKeever, a veteran of fighting
the Grubs, is training his new squad to become part of
the Human-Klethos alliance aligned against the deadly
enemy. When the Brotherhood-led alliance tries to
disrupt the war effort, however, fighting breaks out
between the human forces—when they can least afford it.
Federation Assistant Vice-Minister Skylar Ybarra,
humanity’s foremost expert on the Klethos, uncovers a
vital fact, one that could turn their Klethos allies
into deadly enemies, bent on humanity’s destruction.
Humanity is at a crossroads—with the almost invincible
Grubs on their relentless and inexorable march into
human space, war has broken out between the Brotherhood
and Federation-led alliances—all while the Klethos are
preparing to revert to being the mortal enemy of man.
What can a Marine sergeant and a mid-level bureaucrat do
to avert the total genocide of humankind?