A strong underground organization is rapidly building their forces to eliminate the Empire and gain control of the Keyhole and the Solar System. The Planetary Control Corps (PCC) under the leadership of Star-Commander Abigail VanDevere maintains only a slim chance of defeating their powerful adversaries. A rescue mission goes terribly wrong and the dynamic team of Lieutenant Janet Rogerton, Pilot Kolanna, Martin, and Panther must flee the very Empire they have sworn to uphold and protect. Will they ever return and be exonerated? Will the strength and determination of the PCC be enough to defeat their foes? Will they have time to succeed?