The year is 3790. In the galactic region just beyond Cooperative territory lives a brutal warrior race. When a starship on a mission of science finds two enemy warriors have crashed on a Cooperative planet, the crew is divided as to what to do.
Principles, politics, and prejudice clash as more is discovered about these young warriors and their remarkable abilities. Commander J.D. Hapker, new and unsure of his position as second in command, risks both his career and his crew by taking charge of them.
His struggle between what is right and what is necessary intensifies as every option threatens to ignite a war.