When a cultural observation probe malfunctions and crash-lands on a pre-warp world, the S.C.E. is sent in to destroy it before the technology falls into the hands of a civilization not prepared for it.
Unfortunately, when Commander Gomez and her team arrive, they find that the device has already been captured by terrorist forces who intend to reverse-engineer the technology into a weapon that will change the balance of power on their world to deadly effect.
Now it’s a race against time for the S.C.E. to find and destroy the probe before it’s too late!
"…pushes the storytelling envelope."
"There are few authors who can write action sequences … the way David Mack does. You feel it, you hear it, and you see it. You can almost smell the battle. From the haunting images of the opening chapter to the emotive final pages, you are there."