Johnny Winger is now a cadet at the Quantum Corps Academy, aka ‘nog’ school. His cadet corps commander, Major Jurgen Kraft, wants to weed out the ones he thinks aren’t fit to be atomgrabbers. He takes a special interest in Winger, figuring the kid to be just another citified geek with no guts for what it takes to prevail in combat. He knows Winger is something of a hero for saving Table Top during his AQT test. But he intends to make it so tough on Winger that the kid’ll wash himself out. However, Johnny Winger has other ideas and intends to prove Kraft wrong. He gets his chance during a real life combat op in west Africa…Red Hammer’s developed a programmable virus, part organism, part mechanism and it’s threatening to get out of hand. Second episode in the Quantum Troopers serial.