There is a traitor in their midst, and Shawn Kestrel believes he’s figured out who it is. But, before he can confront them, an unfortunate series of events takes him out of the cockpit and places him behind a desk—possibly for all time. Determined to bring the culprit to justice, Shawn will risk everything he’s accomplished so far, including the affections of Melissa Graves, in order to safeguard the lives of thousands. On a world-hopping journey that will take Shawn and Melissa deep into Meltranian space, what they uncover will alter the course of the war against the Meltranians. But Meltranian territory holds many secrets, and only with the help of his allies and former enemies will Shawn be able to decipher the mysteries of the dark space before it’s too late.