Twenty-year-old Mairead Hawke knows nothing outside of the military. Raised on a militant starship and trained in the Lunar Fleet Academy, she is a pilot, savant, and distinguished soldier whose life has never seemed to belong to her.
College dropout and newly enlisted engineer on the battlecruiser New Wings, Kole Zerik’s only desire was to align himself on the right side of history. But upon being placed under Mairead’s supervision, Kole suddenly finds himself embroiled in high-stakes military affairs.
With the tension between the Lunar Fleet and the Earth Coalition Forces swelling and the promise of universal annihilation almost assured, Mairead, Kole, and the crew of New Wings resolve to uncover the unconscionable corruption masquerading as diplomacy. And as Mairead’s past starts to resurface, the horrible truth behind the years-long war – and her existence – comes to light, setting into motion events that will shape the future of the world.