Reluctant savior at the dawn of destruction.
The almost godlike power of his Naga mind-link has driven Dev Cameron to the brink of madness.
Once the Empire's hero, he is now senior admiral of the rebel Confederation warfleet - the last desperate hope of the ragtag Army of Independence. And a brazen battle plan born in blood and defeat on the decimated colony of New America has him rocketing toward the Alya system to forge an alliance with the unfathomable DalRiss - a distant alien species whose technology and biology are one. But freedom's good fight seriously threatens what remains of Dev Cameron's humanity - for it demands cold and calculated detachment... as he sends his loyal troops, and the woman he loves, to an almost certain slaughter.