Daxella Rose Orwan is low-status, and a non-conformist, designators that place her at risk for being too outspoken about the ongoing alien wars. Surprisingly, she’s recruited into the Global Forces and placed in the worst squadron to fight on the moon against the Katarga aliens. Nobody returns from the moon. During training, she discovers something insidious about the wars and Global Command. The only way to save the aliens and humanity is to reveal the truth, but gruff Commander Viteri has slated her to be killed in battle. With her new squad of friends, and an allied alien, Dax might stand a chance of saving the world from itself, if she can manage to survive long enough.