FIRST IN A NEW MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION SERIES " I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side. " He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship s records confirm he is their superior officer. Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship s systems are failing one by one and they are not alone. "From the Hardcover edition.""