Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine’s
marine. She had survived more deadly encounters—and kept more of her officers
and enlistees alive—than anyone in the Corps, and she was determined to keep
that record intact. But since her last mission, she had been sidelined into
endless briefings and debriefings with no end in sight. So, of course, she had
jumped at the chance to go to Crucible—the Marine Corps training planet—as a
temporary aide to Major Svensson. The major had been reduced to little more
than a brain and a spinal cord in his last combat, and he and his doctor were
anxious to field-test his newly regrown body.
It should have been an easy twenty-day run. After all,
Crucible was only set up to simulate battle situations so that recruits could
be trained safely. But they were barely on-planet when someone started blasting
the training scenarios to smithereens. Suddenly, Kerr found herself not only
responsible for the major and his doctor but caught in a desperate fight to
keep a platoon of Marine recruits alive until someone could discover what was
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