It was a set-up … but who was behind it, and why did they want Ban Tarleton out of the United Planetary Navy?
Could it have been something to do with the innocent-looking chunk of rock dug from an asteroid by Tarleton’s best friend – a discovery which caused him to be brutally killed?
The Navy was helpless, under the orders of a greater power. Yet even the Star Lords had a weakness. If Tarleton could discover that secret, he and the populace of the beleaguered world might find freedom once again.