|Author||James D. Long|
|Cover artwork||Boris Vallejo|
|First published||01 May 1993|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||3054 – 3055|
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 05 February 2010 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.
(Unlike other BattleCorps publications, the PDF versions of print novels are not available for purchase.)
 From the back cover
|“|| Dispossessed in the battle of Tukayyid, former Com Guard soldier Jeremiah Rose wants nothing more than to strike back at the Clans who destroyed his 'Mech and his career. Dreams of swift vengeance turn to nightmares when every effort he makes to rejoin the fight to protect the citizens of the Inner Sphere is rejected.
Unfortunately, Rose is long on battle experience and desperately short on business skills. Turning a band of mismatched MechWarriors into an elite fighting unit becomes harder than he imagined when Rose is forced to fight his fellow MechWarriors in order to fight the Clans.
Jeremiah Rose fought on Tukayyid, left ComStar, went back to Northwind to petition for formation of a new 'Mech merc group under NWH, was rejected. Goes to Sol7 to get a mech. Pilots a SHD for Carstairs Stable. Description on p. 115. Upgrades to a CGR, recruits Sol 7 team members to go to Outreach. They win a practice match against W's D by forfeit. Accept a garrison contract on Borghese; details of planet on p. 196. Notes on F-C/Merc troop deployments p. 217. Thorns are double-crossed by a faction that wants to turn the planet over to the Jade Falcons. Thorns defeat the underbid clan forces as they fight their way into a ComStar HPG; get a message off to F-C and drive off CJF.