A Short Story
Jack Mallory is back in this high-powered short story. The war is dragging on and Jack is on the front lines. Another mission needs to get done, but Jack finds himself saddled with a new crewmember. He’s doing his best, but is slowly discovering that the costs of victory might be higher than he wants to pay.
Based chronologically between Ghosts of War and March of War, this short story was featured in the 2017 anthology INFINITE STARS.