By Marko Kloos
The alien forces often called the Lankies are amassing at the sunlight system's aspect, consolidating their conquest of Mars and atmosphere their attractions in the world. The distant colony of recent Svalbard, bring to a halt from the remainder of the galaxy by means of the Lanky blockade, teeters at the verge of hunger and cave in. The forces of the 2 Earth alliances have gained minor skirmishes yet are at risk of wasting the battle. For battle-weary employees sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the struggle for survival is coming into a catastrophic new phase.
Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid job strength on a protracted shot: a stealth challenge to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish provide strains with Earth. Plunging into strive against opposed to a cruel alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at each flip, Andrew and his fellow soldiers might turn out cornered on their domestic turf, without approach out and no wish for reinforcement. And this time, the fight for humanity's destiny can in simple terms lead to both victory or annihilation.
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