It has been two years since Sa'ling saved the alien Henu population and married Taylor. Taylor now has twins of his own, Dillion and Collin. But life is not all diapers and pacifiers. Arr's past has come back to haunt him. A madman on the loose, Braden, has a vendetta against him - a vendetta with roots in a mercenary mission long ago. Arr knows the havoc this man can wreak on the Henu colony. Rejecting all offers of assistance, Arr leaves the community to lead Braden away from his family and friends. When Terrell inadvertently learns that Arr will not be facing one opponent but five, he returns home to pursue his father with Nor, Garrett, Taylor, and Mear at his side. Meanwhile, the normally helpful Targus has been called back to his own home world to judge whether his youngest son, Seegus, is worthy of joining the Galactic Forces. Once Seegus' fate is decided, will Targus and Coal make the difference between life and death for our valiant troop confronting Braden and his gang?