Startling Innovations. Cool Space Ships. Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens!Outpost Attack! Gateway HD 36951 lies in ruins. All survivors slaughtered. A single, truncated message sent back to Earth. Something very bad indeed is afoot, and the A.S.S. Vorpal Blade (read: nuclear submarine converted to warp-drive space ship) is sent to investigate. But the ferocious, voracious enemy Dreen wait for no man (or other carbon-based lifeform), and the Blade and her crew are soon the only hope for an alien species pushed to the brink of extinction. Turn back and abandon a new ally or face a heavily-armed Dreen destroyer head on For the Blade's rough-and-ready crew, it's no contest. And now, with an infusion of technical know-how from humanity's new ally, chaos itself has become a weapon!New York Times and USA Today multiple best-seller John Ringo joins with NASA and DOD consultant Travis S. Taylor - author of Warp Speed and The Quantum ConnectioAt the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).