Blackcollars -- superhuman resistance fighters dosed with the legendary, lost drug backlash. Only a dying generation stands between humanity and hopeless enslavement by an alien empire. But now the blackcollars' daring is matched by a cunning human enemy - mind-slave to the Ryq - who is determined to sow betrayal in their midst and finally bring peace to humankind - the peace of utter subjugation. Can the blackcollar-led partisan forces of humanity strike the spark that ignites an uprising against our alien oppressors? The stakes have never been higher. It's to be either victory -- or free humanity's galactic curtain call! Filled with thrilling battles and hand-to-hand combat described by an expert, this is the long-awaited climax to the "Blackcollar" saga by Hugo-winner and New York Times #1 best-seller Timothy Zahn -- author of the mega-popular "Thrawn" series of Star Wars books!