As the State moves to solidify its control over the solar system, it suddenly finds itself at war with a new enemy. The new colony on Mars prepares for a struggle for survival against a harsh world and the advances of the State. The City has changed and now it must deal with a new, unseen threat. As the turmoil grows, heroes rise up and move humanity into the beginning of a new era.
In his second novel, Logan – the foremost expert in State-era history – uses his expertise to breathe life back into the names and dates of the era between the fall of the State and the rise of the Union.