Born into a wealthy and powerful political family. Kris Longknife turned her back on high society by joining the Marines and pursuing a different family tradition. But she now finds herself relieved from duty. She has gotten somebody's agenda in the way--to bring down her father, Wardhaven's Prime M... inister.
Now, on a propaganda mission with the Fleet off. Wardhaven is left vulnerable to enemy warships that require surrender to establish orbit around the planet. He ordered the fleet's remnants to stand down. Kris declares herself Commander-in-Chief, and plans to defend her world with a desperate gambit. Commanding every spaceworthy vessel she can take her hands on and recruit every capable person who is willing to risk their life. Kris carries out her most important career mission--and it might be her last..READ MORE