Following on from Harvester Seven (Harvester 7) ... Galactic war looms, and three major powers jostle for supremacy in an unstable alliance of planets. Will Chancellor Go'an emerge from the coming conflict as the leader of a federation, or will his partners see through his facade. His confidence is based on his new Kressa fleet, superior attack ships with biological senses and boasting the instincts of a vicious species of hunting cat, but what if his fleet break their programming and safety protocols? Maybe the Kressa will become a separate power. Maybe they will become the dominant force in the galaxy.