Kurt Stryder, the hero of Ronin was still struggling to make sense of the loss of his love, Zara Hardy. At the end of Omega, not sure which direction his life should go, he takes a cruise on the Colonial Queen but even this leads him into further trouble.
A rich passenger persuades the Captain to take a diversion to the Tartaran Battlefield, once the scene of one of the greatest battles between the Colonial Confederation and the Elysium Alliance. A wasteland of derelict, abandoned husks of once great starships, now home to a colony of outcasts and dregs from every society known simply as, The Outlaws.
Kurt is thrown into a deadly race to save as many passengers as possible when the Outlaws attack and knowing he won’t save them all he calls for help.
The Wildfire Team, a new elite unit set up by Col Sec to handle the worst case scenario is dispatched to help Kurt but when they arrive all is not as it seemed.
A secret is discovered on the planet below, one that both the Confederation and Alliance alike had thought buried forever, a secret that could ignite another war between the two Superpowers should it be revealed.
Kurt and the Wildfire Team must fight side by side against insurmountable odds to save the life of Prince Aswan and Natasha Garvey, his bodyguard from Col Sec Diplomatic Corp. While in orbit above the planet, the two Superpowers flex their military might in a game bluff and counter bluff.
The discovery of the planet’s secret is not the only revelation here. Kurt learns where his path truly lies. Captain Jake Riley, leader of the Wildfire Team learns that some feelings never stay buried for long and General Sinclair discovers that some truths are not what they seem.
At the end one final revelation that will shock them all to the core which points to an old enemy just waiting to strike again.