Intelligent life is discovered through a radio wave from a planet 400 light years away. Now Earth is in a race to beat their own radio waves to this planet before they discover that we exist. Through faster than light travel, a series of gateways are built and positioned between our sun and theirs, while the largest most highly advanced warship, the Victoria, is built and made ready for its maiden voyage and possible first contact mission. "Captain Kristopher Freeman, takes his first command as the ships captain and as the youngest captain in Earth's history to ever be given such a high responsibility. The shakedown cruise turns into a real mission when one of Earth destroyers is unexpectedly destroyed in that far off system by another race Earth didn't know existed and wants to take this own world for their own. Can Captain Freeman and Victoria protect his world? Read it to find out!