Commander Donald Castillo is the commander of the Virginia-class fast attack nuclear submarine, Kansas. It is the latest and best that the US Navy has to offer. He is asked to test a new ground-breaking countermeasure that will revolutionize naval warfare. Its code name is Apparition. This is game-changing technology born of the Hadron Collider, and the Navy brass are hungry for it.
"Modern technology meets ancient history"
PHLEGM is not one of those acronyms that just rolls off the tongue. It tends to stick in the throat. But it's easier to say than Planetary Hub Law Enforcement Group - Monroe Division. PHLEGM is an important unit, doing an important job. Members of this group are called shields and they patrol Monroe Station, a huge orbital community in Earth's influence. This story is about one of those shields. His name is Levi, and he's trying to fit into a human world as best he can.