Repeat freebie previously published by Medallion Press. Sequel to The Killing Frost
A year has passed since the end of the conflict between the United Systems Coalition and the Bromidian Empire. From the ashes of war a democratic government has arisen, with the Coalition and Bromidians working to form a fragile peace. But behind the scenes, a conspiracy is growing, threatening to destroy the stability Captain Arano Lakeland and his elite unit have fought to protect. When a coup d'état overthrows the provisional Bromidian government, Arano finds himself trapped behind enemy lines and has to lead an unlikely band of companions against a shadowy foe. Fighting for their very survival, the group waits for word about who is behind the insurrection and prepares to hunt down the intergalactic terrorist responsible for a series of deadly bombings. Before it is over, the unit's search will expose a vast and terrible conspiracy that could destroy the Coalition.