Investigating war crimes isn't Assistant Commissioner Caelin Morrow's usual sort of case. She normally hunts down corrupt Commonwealth officials. But with the reorganization of the Professional Compliance Bureau's Anti-Corruption Division, Morrow inherits primary responsibility for military crimes requiring outside scrutiny. And for her first case as the new head of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (Military Crimes), she's heading for the Novaya Sibir star system with her team to look into allegations the elite 212th Pathfinder Squadron committed atrocities on a Protectorate Zone rogue colony. But all is not as it seems, and dirty politics soon rear their ugly head. Unfortunately for those who play fast and loose with the truth, Caelin Morrow is not only a superb investigator. She'll also do whatever is necessary to take out the garbage.