Heather Brassard and her fellow troopers are tasked to find and eliminate a few pirates causing havoc in the shipping lanes of the Confederation. There will always be those who insist that it is their right to greed and power after all. What Brassard finds however will shock the government and military of the New Confederation to its core. There is far more to the pirates than meets the eye, as no pirate should be that well armoured and none should have fleet weapons of mass destruction. Only one group will stand in the path of those bent on the complete destruction of Earth and its government – the men and women of the Terrain Armed Forces. Trooper Brassard and her platoon struggle with issues around life, death, fear, love and greed as they fight for survival in a conflict that threatens to spiral out of control.