The cryosleep chambers
are beginning to fail. Surveillance of Hocklyn space has revealed that
the Hocklyns are thirty years ahead of their projected schedule and will
soon reach human occupied space. War could break out any day if
something isn't done. The human leaders suggest a daring plan to buy
them the additional time they need to strengthen the Fleet, as well as
the defenses protecting their worlds. A First Strike deep into Hocklyn
space might just buy the human worlds the extra time they need to finish
their preparations for all out war against the Hocklyn Slave Empire.
For nearly four hundred years, Admiral Hedon Streth has slept waiting to lead the human race against the evil from the center of the galaxy. Now that time has arrived. Can Hedon and the other sleepers lead Earth and her colony worlds to victory? If Hedon fails then the Earth and her colonies will either be conquered or destroyed by the Hocklyn Slave Empire and their masters the AIs.