Author DeLeo's Book
Casserine opens with the two main characters confronting one another in a space hospital, where Sergeant Jake Matthews wakes up strapped to a gurney. After a brief struggle, his attending doctor, Lieutenant Adrian Byers convinces him of his whereabouts. She returns to the heavy gravity planet Casserine with him, where Matthews had been wounded in a battle with space pirates in his duties as the outpost's sole sentry. They fall in love, and all is well un...