A brilliant, attractive woman of 29, Denora Barad holds the rank of major in the StarMech Intelligence Division. She's a technical expert, not a spy, and uses her formidable computer skills to work with the best equipment StarMech can put in her hands. …
Quiet and competent, Lieutenant Commander Mikos Akelon is a towheaded, freckle-faced, slightly tubby officer who seems to be one of the most unremarkable men in the Aegis system. He's soft-spoken and innoculous, an officer who's clearly marked for staff …
Nava Geitar, lieutenant junior grade, just graduated from the Regency Navy's academy and had yet to be assigned to a ship. Since this was an easy mission, with the course already charted out by Major Barad, lieutenant Geitar could be spared to fly on the …
_Ares 22_ is the sole surviving artificial intelligence of the final-generation StarMech war machines. It is the controlling mind hidden in the armored citadel of the Warhulk, a brilliant and extraordinarily capable supercomputer.
_Ares 22_ is equipped …