In the third installment of the Birthright series, the Confederation of Systems and Priman Empire have been battling for the rights to an entire galactic arm, with still no clear winner. The Primans are winning the push towards the galactic core, however, and for every mission the Confederation launches, the Primans have a response ready.
For Loren Stone, the XO of CSS Avenger, though, the war has turned deeply personal. The Primans have infected an entire planet with a DNA weapon that will remove the Priman DNA that is part of the genetic makeup of so many humanoids in the galaxy. The infected planet is Toral: Loren’s home and the place where an entire population, including his wife, now watch the days tick away until the virus starts its’ devastating work.
As Loren sees it, there is only one option: find a cure. To do that, Avenger will cross Priman space, going deep into their own territory in search of anything that can save the people of Toral. Along the way, they meet some old friends in Garrett Drayven and Halley Pascal, as well as some old enemies in the Enkarrans, who have now been officially integrated into the Confederation fleet.
Add to that the fact that the man in charge of the Confederation seems friendlier to the Primans than his own Navy, and Loren’s mission will take everything he has to offer, and maybe then some.