By Ian Douglas
When referred to as to do conflict many gentle years from domestic, the first Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the problem -- and now millions of enslaved people were free of the alien yoke. yet Earth is twenty-one years older than the house planet they initially left, and the Marines desire time to retrain and readjust -- time they don't have, as a result bizzare disappearance of a detachment in their brothers- and sisters-in-arms. it's a secret, yet there's a start line: an old wormhole threading during the Sirius process. no matter what waits at the different part has to be faced, with stealth, with strength, and with out worry -- be it an historical enemy or a devastating new threat.
The Marines are heading into the perilous unknown . . . and what transpires there may well reshape the universe for millennia to come.
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