Science Fiction Story: Close to death after being shot through the heart, Jason is taken by his fleet who are making a desperate attempt to help the Empire fight off a surprise attack from their old enemies the Mob. They fight vicious battles as Jason struggles to recover and eventually are forced to decide if they will confront the monster in its lair. Jason once again faces death as his enemy hits back. Can he find allies to help find his hidden enemy? Nearly all is lost in closely fought battles.