The Earth had been captured by The Invaders. A generation later, Michael Wireman had come back from the Centurion colony...and found very little that he expected. For one thing, most Earthmen were perfectly contented. The fighting was between factions of outlaw Earthmen, hidden in the mountains, barely taken note of by the Invaders. And Wireman found he didn't like the outlaws. Could he become assimilated by the tame Earthmen ? Could he, in other words, surrender ?

Falling Torch 2001, Vivisphere Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781587760112

Trade paperback

Falling Torch 1991, Baen Books

ISBN-13: 9780671720339

Mass-market paperback