In shock and grief the last remnants of the human race watches from space as the holocaust of war rages across the face of the Earth. Now the future rests in the hands of three fragile space colonies:
Aguinaldo—The Philippine L-5 colony whose brilliant biochemist engineered a limitless supply of food.
Kibalchich—The Soviet space exploration platform that harbors a deadly secret.
Orbitech 1—The American space factory whose superstrong weavewire could be a lifeline to link the colonies—or a cutting-edge weapon of destruction.