Worse, these newcomers are well armed, and prepared to go to war with each other to win control of the colony and its people.
But Dr. Jann Malbec has a secret, one that she could use to spare the colony and save the colonists from this fate. However, by using it she will almost certainly doom Earth to a planet-wide pandemic of apocalyptic proportions.
Yet she must choose. Earth or Mars—which is is going to be?