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By David Sherman

A thrilling new special-ops event from the battle-tested vets who created the preferred Starfist series

Jorge Lavager, charismatic chief of the mysterious Union of Margelan, ferociously guards an agricultural learn facility on the earth Atlas. What that facility conceals will end up even if Lavager is an idealist looking to unify Atlas less than a banner of freedom and prosperity–or a tyrant aiming to manage all of Human Space.

The Marines of Fourth strength Recon’s moment platoon are dispatched to Atlas to discover the reality. they're going to need to sneak earlier state of the art surveillance gear barring illegal access to the planet and land in a desolate sector miles from their goal. And in the event that they become aware of deadly new guns rather than valid examine, the thirty-six Marines are to grab the compound–guarded by means of cruel, armed-to-the-teeth soldiers–and break it. yet what the recon staff reveals on Atlas units off a sequence of occasions that would strength a few tough judgements at the Marines . . . and result in a perilous shock.

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