Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and
humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, over
half the human race has died. Now Master Sergeant Stephen
Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest
tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back
country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to
organize the scattered survivors without getting killed. His
chances look bleak. The aliens have definitely underestimated human
tenacity - but no amount of heroism can endlessly hold off
overwhelming force. Then, emerging from the mountains and forests
of Eastern Europe, new allies present themselves to the ragtag
human resistance. Predators, creatures of the night, human in form
but inhumanly strong. Long Enemies of humanity . . . until now.
Because now is the time to defend Earth.