This is the second book in the Traci Ganner series. After her successful campaign as a starship captain (and spy), she had been assigned to Orion's newest cloaking battle cruiser. Now her mission is to make contact with the invading Valdi and negotiate for strike fighter technology. But it won't be easy. Not only do the Valdi have a reason to hate all Terrans, but Traci has her own problems with the Terran Empire, and if they catch her, she will be executed.