I'm not going to tell you a lot about the story in this book. The Amazon link below will give you all the details. What I do want to say is that this is a brilliant book. It's the first in a series of novels about an interstellar empire, and what happens when the link that holds it together begins to fail. I was so blown away by this book that I really don't have words to describe what is so good about it. It's a very good book, and I would give it more than five stars if Amazon allowed. It's a great book, and you should read it right away!
Link to Amazon page for this book: http://amzn.to/2rJakjp