This is the final book in Green's Twilight Of The Empire trilogy. This is the same empire as in the Owen Deatstalker books.
Following in the footsteps of Ghostworld, this volume follows a Hellsquad; a team of talented, but disfavored, people. We have Captain, an Investigator, an esper, a doctor, and two marines. They have just landed on a new planet.
Hellsquads are dumped on a new planet with barely enough power to land. They must make the most of the new world and give the all-clear for colonists to survive. The sooner they do so, the sooner they will received much-needed supplies.
But this world is a puzzle. All signs say it should be full of life but it appears barren. Then a small deserted city is detected and the squad heads for it. It is then that the nightmare begins.
The events of Ghostworld are in the past and the Empire once again encounters life that could be detrimental to its survival. But in order for the Empire to know, the squad is going to have to survive long enough to get the word out. But can they survive against the nightmare they have uncovered?
A fast-paced book with some new twists on old ideas that make it fresh and fun.