Earth has been in a war of attrition with the Centauri for decades... and it is losing. Colonel Pierce Oswald has been taken from the front lines to lead his war rocket Roland on a desperate mission to a distant world that holds a secret Earth Force Command has kept from even the highest levels of government. What they find there will change the course of the war—and the fate of Earth—forever. Upon return to Sol, Colonel Oswald and crew must unravel an epic mystery or die in the trying. How far can he lead his battle hardened survivors against those who have taken everything from them? Will he doom humanity to exact a final revenge on their hated foe?