Scout Lieutenant Cassie Suthorn, a cunning and resourceful member of the freewheeling Camancho's Caballeros, suspects danger from a seemingly low-risk assignment, and is forced to use all of her skills against the destructive BattleMechs.
Victor Woodward Milán (1954-2018) was an American writer known for libertarian science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai. He has also written several shared universe works for the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and Wild Cards universes.
Victor Milán has also written books under the pseudonyms of Richard Austin, Robert Baron and S. L. Hunter. He also wrote novels under the "house name" of James Axler.