The demands of military service can be rough on loved
ones, whether husband and wife or brother and sister,
and that is no different for Esther and Noah Lysander,
twin children of General Ryck Lysander, former Chairman
of the United Federation. But blood still runs deep, and
when Esther, now a battalion commander, finds herself
suddenly without a sergeant major, she turns to family.
Against all advice, she pulls strings to get Noah
assigned to the battalion to assist her in preparing it
for a routine deployment.
“Routine” deployments don’t always remain routine for
the Federation Marines and Navy, and soon, the battalion
is thrust into action. It is one thing to deal with port
visits and show-the-flag ceremonies, but when things get
serious, can Esther and Noah lead the battalion in
combat as the professional warriors they’ve become, or
will their family ties affect their decisions?