Mak is a pod pilot on the DreadNought Exeter, a star ship in the Earth allied Unity. The DreadNought's mission is simple. Destroy the enemy, the Kyrzal. A ho-hum war that should have been quick and easy. But not all enemies are obvious. Hidden agendas and betrayals, complicate a mission that is not what it seems at first. Mak's expertise as a pilot in the fighting machines known as Pods will be tested as he is thrust unwillingly into a role he feels totally unsuitable for. No longer a fight to defeat the enemy, the fight will be to just survive when all seems lost.