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For fifty years the Human Alliance and the Krokator Star Empire have been locked in a cold war, neither side willing to return to the open conflict that raged for centuries. Though uneasy, the peace has been amicably maintained–until terrorist attacks against both powers, leaving the Alliance’s capital shattered and the Emperor dead, threaten to reignite hostilities.
From the Alliance, the task of hunting down the perpetrators falls to intelligence officer Major John Gresham, whose background offers not only insight into galactic terror cells but also anonymous access to the labyrinthine defense establishment. The Empire sends Akgu Zurra, unquestioningly loyal and determined to hunt down those who murdered his sovereign. Their investigations lead in the same direction, forcing the two into unwelcome cooperation as they try to disrupt the network of their common enemy.
But that enemy, known only as the Forbidden Army, isn’t just a well-organized group of malcontents from the alien slums – they enjoy resources that suggest their funding comes from connected insiders on both sides. Gresham and Zurra may distrust each other, but justice means exposing powerful figures as traitors and the attacks as part of a broader plot to destabilize the galactic order. If those traitors can’t render the investigators ineffective, they’ll settle for dead.
The Forbidden Army is the first book in The League of Planets Adventure.