The United States military forces on the moon have overthrown their high-ranking officers and placed Sergeant Ethan Stark in command. Instead of just issuing orders, Stark confides in his fellow sergeants in hopes of forging an army based on mutual respect. Now, in addition to fighting a merciless enemy on the moon's surface, Stark must contend with the U.S. government's reaction to his mutiny . . . .
The moon's American civilian colony has offered to assist the military with food and supplies on one condition: that Stark's troops back the colony's plea for independence. In order to survive, civilian and soldier must learn to trust each other as one man's cause becomes a crusade . . . .
"When it comes to combat, Hemry delivers."
—William C. Dietz, author of By Force of Arms
"John Hemry has perfectly captured the cynicism of the professional soldier and the camaraderie that develops in any good military unit—the sense of interdependence, the confidence that one's comrades are the only ones to be fully trusted."
—Rick Shelley, author of Colonel