The hugely popular Starfist saga featuring Marines at war
in outer space is the only military science fiction series
written by real combat vets: David Sherman and Dan Cragg.
Now comes the explosive hardcover debut of this series--
packed with hell-torn action and blazing adventure.
In their fiercest combat yet, the hard-charging Marines of
34th Fleet Initial Strike Team (FIST) have finally won
their battle against a full-scale alien invasion of planet
Kingdom. But victory over these savage enemies comes at a
terrible price, especially for the Marines of Company L's
decimated third platoon. The leader these men would follow
into hell itself--Gunnery Sergeant Charlie Bass--was
in a fiery ambush that obliterated everything but his dog
tags and a few scraps of DNA.
On planet Kingdom, citizens try to return to some semblance
of normalcy as the military conducts patrols to search out
and destroy any remaining alien Skinks. The old government
of squabbling religious leaders has been replaced by a
ruthless new regime. All power rests with Dominic de Tomas,
a depraved despot who will stoop to any means to achieve
his vile ends. His reign of terror bodes ill for the
fragile planet still reeling from the chaos of war.
In a cave in some forgotten Kingdom backwater, several
humans slowly regain consciousness. Their minds have been
probed repeatedly . . . by whom and for what reason they
cannot say, for they've been stripped of all memories of
themselves and their past lives. In time wounds will heal,
but who knows if they will ever fully recover.
For now, finding food and water takes precedence. And so
these half-dead outcasts begin a journey into the unknown--
in search of civilization, in search of themselves. And one
survivor's journey will take him to places of overwhelming
danger, where his identity will be revealed to the shock of