**The all-new, thrilling conclusion to the Legion of the Damned series from the national bestselling author of *When Duty Calls*. ** Earth has fallen. And the men, women, and cyborgs of the Confederacy must dig deep within their warrior hearts to make one final stand against an alien aggressor... On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination. And they'll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives-and their future together. ### About the Author **William C. Dietz** is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels. He and his wife live near Gig Harbor, Washington.