Fleet Admiral Mikus Padmon, a skilled commander and war hero in his early fifties, is known as a risk taker and a stickler for rules and proper protocol, although he himself often breaks them. A man responsible for winning two wars for the Galactic League, he's recently been reassigned to the academy as a sort of punishment.
But when Manbiya petitions for entry into the Galactic League, usually only a formality, the Vercorians protest and Padmon has been called back into active service to lead the mediation. Behind the scenes, a plan is underway for the alien race of Vercorians to resume the invasion plans of the Manbiyan system initiated years ago. The Vercorians believe Manbiyan is a part of their empire and they intend to keep it.
Padmon must use all of his skills if he stands any chance of holding off the Vercorians who have partnered with a race of reptilians known as the Ratarans. A fierce war unlike anything previously known is on the verge of commencing.