Forty light years from Earth, Commander Mary Kree and the XSS Cousteau made First Contact with an alien race. They did not know their discovery would lead to an interstellar war. They did not know the Vrene were planning for hundreds of years for the humans to fight that war.
Or, what Humanity had to do to win.
“What can I expect to find in the charts?” asked Vrene Chancellor Sevairne.