"Conflict, both military and ethical, abounds in the mid-23rd century, setting the scene for a swashbuckling military science fiction saga with intricate subplots and more characters and points of view than a Russian novel. Parker writes well, the action riding a high-speed rail through layers of technology, deteriorating chains of command, moral dilemmas, and military insight." - US Review of Books
From the Back Cover
On Mars, Askel and Bobby have to cometo terms with an uncertain future while Foveaux and Kostovich bracethemselves for the crisis they dread but know is coming.
When a shocking act of violence sends two planets careening towards conflict there isnowhere left to hide. The cold war between Earth and Mars is about toget hot, and there can only be one winner.