Three hundred sixty-seven parsecs from Earth, a battle looms. With the discovery of hyperdrive techlogy, humans gained the ability to explore their galaxy. As Earth's population exploded, the discovery of a new planet of nearly identical size and resources was welcome news. The establishment of a colony on the new planet, w kwn as Haven, was a crucial investment in humanity's future. After 250 years, the colony thrives. Haven's self-sufficient residents love their world and longer feel any attachment to Earth. But back on Earth, conditions grow increasingly desperate, and the people look to Haven for salvation. Rich in agricultural opportunities and minerals, the colony could be Earth's salvation, but the people of Haven are cautious by nature. To preserve resources for future generations, Haven's government has refused Earth's latest demands. Peaceful by nature, they must w prepare to defend their colony from off-world invaders who would strip their planet dry as well. In order to protect their planet, as well as their sovereignty, the people of Haven prepare for war. John Collins, a skilled construction worker, has been drafted to serve in Haven's militia. There, he meets his commanding officer, Helen Ramses. A raven-haired beauty, she treats John like her personal servant-and sparks begin to fly as their personalities clash. Other members of the fire team begin to wonder if John or Helen will survive their tense relationship.