Edwin Amis, new commander of the Eridani Light Horse faces a tough decision: Should he openly defy the First Lord  of the Star League? Sun-Tzu Liao, First Lord, has sent Star League troops as ‘peace-keepers’ to the St. Ives Compact to prevent open rebellion by angry citizens – but the troops aren’t seeking peace. Amis knows the mission is actually for reclaiming territory for the Capellan Confideration and he’s ready to station counter-forces on Milos, close to the heart of the Capellan capital.  But on Milos, events are already escalating – Death Commando Chen Shao and his ruthless partner, Nessa Ament have secretly murdered a rebel’s family in cold blood.  Full scale war is about to erupt. Cover art by Peter Peebles. Illustrations by  Duane Loose and FASA.