The year is 2119. Earth is a crowded, ugly shell of its former self, surrounded by numerous alien races and ‘protected’ by the oppressive Earth Alliance. Not exactly prime real estate.
When Alyx Starburn is arrested for stealing food, he’s given a choice: join a new branch of the Earth Alliance created to rehab convicts like him into the service, or rot in a quarry on a backwater planet a thousand light-years away. It isn’t a hard decision. Soon he’s enlisted in basic training, teamed up with three other outcasts: Killian, calm under fire, but haunted by his past deeds; Vaness, an icy-eyed killer who’d just as soon shoot you than smile; and Jess, alluring, friendly, with a roundhouse kick as deadly as the secrets she carries.
But they have been deceived.
Without warning, the group is thrown into a universe far deadlier than they could have ever imagined; one where alliances are built on lies, where secrets hunt you from the shadows, and those you trust the most could actually be the most dangerous enemies of all.
To survive, they must learn to work together, or prepare to get torn apart.