The sedition forces launch a new assault on humanity.
An ancient weapon is put into play - one that could decimate the entire human race.
To combat this evil, a new hero must arise - but will the cost be too high?
Peace has reigned for nearly a year with inter-realm travel and commerce growing. Aaron and Petra's wedding approaches and everything starts to fall into place. JT's obsession with an ancient technology - automobiles - is giving new hope for Earth's embattled economy and his plans for a renewed tourism industry have even excited the terrestrial bureaucracy.
Then task force Paladin, four of the Coalition's most powerful cruisers, return from the Badlands decimated by Raiders; something thought impossible. When Mondrac sees the damage to them, he races to the 12th Realm to investigate.
Next, one of the five Peace Planets, Caprica, is attacked by a Raider force. It's a soft, strategically unimportant target but the Raiders lose two ships; to an armed private yacht. This pointless action is at odds with the Paladin incident, but are they connected?
A new threat from the Sedition forces could decimate the human race, and military intervention is impossible. Aaron and Petra lead a rag-tag group of volunteers to infiltrate a secret facility and neutralise the threat. A simple job, sneak in, steal the data, and leave - undetected! What could go wrong?
The action, drama, and intrigue build until the final confrontation with evil, and the climax of this trilogy.