Predator and Prey
by William Frisbee
A young Marine leader, burned out, hurt and tired of war is given a simple job of protecting a scientific expedition on a newly discovered world. A cake walk, something to help him relax and train the replacements on his squad.
When aliens are encountered and a misunderstanding leads to violence the actions of a burned out Marine will decide peace or war.
This is approx 16,500 Words long.