The Fateful Decision
Years ago, the race to colonize Mars cost the life of a man protecting his son. That boy would become the trusted diplomat Ambassador Benton Hawkes - who has never forgotten his father's sacrifice and never let go his hatred of Mars. One of the last honest men, he has made powerful enemies - who have sent him to start a war between two nations. It would be best for him if he did. But an honest man rarely does what's best for himself.