Reza Gard is once again a stranger in a strange land in the Confederation. He is brought to Earth, where he is reunited with Nicole Carré. But there are dark forces at work in the Confederation, and Reza is a pawn in a power struggle that leads him to Erlang. A heartbreaking reunion awaits in a battle where he must choose between love and honor..
Reza Gard has been banished from the Kreelan Empire and is once again a stranger in a strange land as he returns to the human Confederation. Befriended by a marooned Confederation naval officer leading a desperate fight against the Kreelans on a distant colony world, she reunites Reza with Nicole Carré. With their help, he fulfills his childhood dream of becoming a Confederation Marine.
Reza will need all the help he can get, for dark forces are at work at the heart of the Confederation, and Reza becomes a pawn in a lethal power struggle that leads him back to the planet Erlang. There, a heartbreaking reunion awaits him, along with the discovery of an ages-old power that the Kreelan Empire will stop at nothing to control.