They say old warriors are always fighting the last war.
But Admiral Nicholas Stein knows better, and he’s throwing everything into a daring project he hopes will win the next war.
Conflict between Earth and Mars is inevitable. With the United Nations of Earth dependent on Mars for their energy supply, a free Mars isn’t something they will let slide.
Earth is building a fleet, supposedly for defense. But they’re up to something else, too.
The Admiral sends his son Thomas to investigate. As the opening blows of total war are struck and the political morass around Thomas thickens, Nicholas must prepare Mars for a war he never wanted to fight.
But Admiral Stein lives by an old motto: “Si vis pacem, para bellum”.
If you want peace, prepare for war.