Evil never sleeps.
Home is on everyone’s minds, but none so much as General David Cohen. The weight of the universe grows heavier with each passing week as the CSV Lion of Judah searches the Sextans B galaxy for answers to how they ended up four million light-years off course. But all they find are more questions as one solar system after another turns up empty.
And their inhabitants vanished without a trace.
Colonel Calvin Demood has little time for thoughts of his wife and newborn back home. Just when his Marines think they’ve seen the last of religious extremists, terrorists strike again determined to destroy the technological advancements the Coalition has shared with the alien worlds.
Technology that won’t save them from an unstoppable enemy.
In their search for precursor artifacts, the Lion encounters a malevolent force impervious to CDF weaponry—and seeking the same ancient tech that stranded them in the unfamiliar galaxy. As the horrifying truth of this enemy’s plans becomes reality, David faces an impossible choice:
Break every oath he holds dear or witness the complete annihilation of all life in the universe.