Lieutenant Cameron Powell understood the costs of war, coming from a long line of grunts. His father understood the costs of freedom, giving his life in the tradition of the service. His grandfather understood the price that nations paid, maintaining order for the Interplanetary Colonial Administration as the high commander of the Spacer Corps. That order was threatened when the Martians broke away and declared war on the ICA. Cameron’s mother soon understood the price widows paid when her son went off to join the fight, walking a deadly path his father laid out for him….