ever wonder what it would be like if the jump ship you were on had a malfunction mid-jump? where would you end up? how would you survive? are the natives of the world you barely managed to make it to friendly? how do you get home. this book takes a look at these questions and will provide some intresting answers. not as fast paced as some of the other books in the series, but intresting never the less. a Draconis Elite Strike Team mis-jumps, and finds themselves on a planet with the desendants of a draconis jump ship crew, stranded centuries before by a similar accident. although i have't read this book in some time, it remains a favorite of mine.