|Author||Steven Mohan Jr.|
|First published||10 November 2007|
|Timeline||9—22 December 3069|
|“||The Fox’s Teeth, deep in the quagmire of the Jihad, fighting enemies within and without, are faced with one more difficult mission... and a choice, more difficult than most.||”|
Captain Ross McKinnon is ambushed and kidnapped by a mysterious woman who introduces herself as Ella. The kidnappers make Ross a job offer fighting the Word of Blake, when he refuses he is drugged and dumped for the rest of his unit to find.
Several days later McKinnon's Company lands on the Word of Blake held world of Algol as part of Operation EXORCISM. The aim of the operation is to destroy McAllister Industries munitions manufacturing facilities thus denying their supply to WoB forces. McKinnon's forces are intercepted by Ella once again, who herds the unit into discovering a WoB POW camp where AFFS troops have been murdered. Word forces arrive and force Ross to retreat.
- Black Knight
- Blue Flame
- Grand Crusader II
- Red Shift
- J. Edgar
- Unnamed VTOL
The first scene of the story is stated to take place in the city of Cord on Arescha, this is actually meant to be Alrescha.