An alien ship called Faith versus the commonwealth represented by the outsider vessel the Charles Manson commanded by Foord and his bunch of sociopaths.
The first 100 pages or so are wasted on Foords journey across land to get back to the Charles Manson to take off and do battle with Faith. Although partly necessary for story setting and character building it seemed to drag pointlessly.
From there onwards the story focuses on the battle, this is where the story comes in to its own. The tension builds rapidly and maintains a high level to the end of the book, where the ending is unique & unparalleled with anything I have read before.
I would certainly recommend this book and were it not for the slow and painful start would have given it a better rating as the characters are interesting and the battle between the two ships is fascinating.