Mars, 2268. The height of summer and the 200th anniversary of the discovery of faster than light travel. The Red Planet is now home to bustling cities and is a hub for transport to Earth’s growing interstellar colonies.
However, trouble has been brewing in those colonies as two decades of unrest spreads from system to system. Now there are threatening signs that trouble could come to Mars and threaten the security of Earth itself.
In the midst of all this, a young space marine from Earth is about to find himself at the center of an interplanetary incident that could set off the powder keg on Mars. It may turn out to be a red summer on the Red Planet…