Five years after the Kinjal incident, the United Earth Alliance and the Jarufani Commonwealth are still recovering from their heavy losses. In the aftermath, Laskvo terrorist groups have emerged from the fringes and are gaining momentum.
In an effort to create a less volatile environment, the UEA is sending a delegation to the Planet Shakar to try and win over a long time ally of the Jarufani. They are also sending an expeditionary group to a remote planet in an attempt to unlock ancient secrets that could change the balance of power in the galaxy.
Veteran operative Conrad R. Slade can see that the UEA is more vulnerable than ever, and will risk anything to eliminate the terrorist threat. He knows his way around in the shadows, but so do his enemies.
Slade and his protégé, Alondra Suarez will uncover a plot that reaches to the highest levels of the Jarufani Government. Even the full military might of the Earth Forces will be powerless if it succeeds.