A Coded message is sent to Jim Atkins and Ali Mukbar at the Kharlor Space Academy by Professor Atkins on Earth. The Emperor sends the FTL Battle Cruiser with Jim and Ali. The danger is far greater than had ever been thought. To Kharlor if the Dagar Confederation successfully mine the laser-weapon enhancing mineral, Dwarfmite. And to Earth itself. If Jano Dagar's Plan succeeeds the planet Earth will be shattered. It takes all the resources of the Aurora, Earth and Jim and Ali to find out the details of the Plan, but can they stop it in time as the last minutes tick away?