This is not a story of science fact. This is fantastic science fiction. The old guard kind. The raypunk kind.
Space Ranger Rick Tavish has been given a goal, to complete his first solo mission of the Known Worlds. His first stop is Mars. And already things have gone awry when he meets Al'Kara, a beautiful red-skinned member of the Golgoro. Things quickly spiral out of control from there as he struggles against the Thrane of the Green Martians an ancient enemy; then with Al'Kara's own people as he helps to free her from her dark fate.