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The Alliance woke Captain John “Black Jack” Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Fleet Admiral Geary’s victory has earned him the adoration of the people-and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing. 

Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup-so he can’t help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being deliberately sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.


“Combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series […] sets the fleet up for plenty of exciting discoveries and escapades.”

Publishers Weekly

“A fast-paced page turner […] the search for answers will keep readers entertained for years to come.”


“Among the best military sf.”

Critical Mass

“I loved every minute of it. I’ve been with these characters through six novels and it felt like returning to an old group of friends.”

Walker of Worlds

“I enjoyed the novel and would be interested to see where Campbell takes Geary and the Alliance in future volumes.”


“Another excellent addition to one of the best military science fiction series on the market. This delivers everything fans expect from Black Jack Geary and more.”

Monsters & Critics

“If you want to read some rip-roaringly good military SF, now’s your chance […] a great action read, and a wonderful way to get into the exciting world of the Lost Fleet.”

TCM Reviews

“Another exciting installment in the series.”

Night Owl Reviews

“Very, very good […] a very enjoyable follow up to what was an immensely enjoyable series, and I very much look forward to seeing where it goes next.”

Geek Speak Magazine

“A fun novel full of political maneuverings and spacefaring action.”

The Guilded Earlobe

“This is military SF, but it’s intelligent military SF, and I greatly enjoyed it.”

That’s Interesting

Awards & Accolades


#15 New York Times Bestseller


2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist: “Best Science Fiction Novel”


Barnes & Noble: “Best Science Fiction Novels of 2011”