Honor has a cost.
After eighty years of total war the remnants of humanity on the Nayarit Line struggle to survive in their sealed domes, surrounded by radioactive wastelands. Now, in the last, desperate years of the war Commissar Traek arrives at Chiqu, a small research facility on the west coast of North America, to investigate a case of possible treason. But the treason is far worse than even he suspected, and as the domes begin to fail and the Empire falls, he finds himself transported from his dying world to a parallel Earth. An Earth that is totally unprepared for the technology of the invading Nayarit. An Earth that will demand from him one final sacrifice.
This Novella is set approximately 100 years before the events in Nightfall (Book 1 in the Clemhorn Series)
Here’s Alex’ concluding paragraph.
There is a quiet morality here, brave in a way that most alternate history simply refuses to be. It forces you to look at the butchery that underlies the pomp of ﬂags and banners and uniforms. Through a kaleidoscopic view at so many diﬀerent aspects of this contact, Harvey shows that when events shake the ground, the quakes destroy lives and societies. It is a bold statement, one that the genre needs all the more.