For one hundred years, the Amphibites have used the Human Soldiers of Earth to spread their control throughout the galaxy.
Winston Carmichael is retiring from military service and going to Indianapolis University. After seeing the horrors of the expansionist frontier as a soldier, along with fighting the rebel Rough Riders on Earth, Winston wants to join the elite Higher Caste and make life better for humanity. However, his hatred of the Empire might be too much. The sobs of the local planetary nationals still kept him up at night. He wondered if the Rough Riders could sleep any better. Then he wondered if he should join them, just to kill as many Amphibites as he could.
For 100 years, the Amphibite Empire ruled Earth. Detective David Ferguson just wanted a good case. Wish granted. A comfort girl went off the grid. His best lead is a lowlife drug pusher who’s pushing something dangerous: truth. Maybe the Empire is not all it seems. Maybe it’s all smoke and mirrors. Maybe its hiding something much simpler - and more sinister as a result. As Ferguson falls deeper into the web of suspicion and lies, he learns that the truth hiding in lies is always the most volatile...
For 20 years, Amelia Earhart served in the Human Soldiers of Earth. After the mushroom clouds destroyed Tehran, she grew tired of killing humans for the Empire. Now she killed humans for the Rough Riders. She received a mission from the Rough Rider Commander: Escort Albert Einstein, pride of the Upper Caste and tool of the Empire, from Paris to the South Pacific. All she had to do was avoid the combined might of the Human Soldiers of Earth searching for the loudest fugitive in existence. Shouldn't be a problem.