Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra and Major Lamarr Fitch find that they're being deployed before certification. Colonel Ramachandra learns that the ship she commands was built for more than intra-solar operation.
The ISS Mockingbird is ordered to Kepler 22 to check up on a research outpost set up by the Astraeus. On the planet, Colonel Ramachandra discovers a form of life that doesn't need ships to travel through space. An unauthorized distress call originates from the RSCI base. Colonel Rama must risk breaching their air defenses to comply with international conventions and save lives.
On completion of two missions, the crew of the Mockingbird returns to Earth for Grav Leave. Colonel Ramachandra becomes the target of a kidnapping plot, and the abductors' motives aren't clear. Major Lamarr Fitch organizes the ship's crew to get Colonel Rama back. Captain Malcolm O'Connell confronts his past and the legacy of being a reincarnated Xerces Protocol patient.
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