Hi guys and girls, as the title said I have been procrastinating and in the process attempted to write a query body. I am not finished with my WIP by a long shot, so writing a query is really out of order but anyway: I'd love to hear critique. Thanks for any and all answers in advance! 250 words query, 'Opposite Truth', contemporary military fiction/fantasy (sorry, I am not sure about the correct label). -------------- Colonel Thryaleos Hall wants promotion, in spite of, or because of his father. The General wrote military history with a decisive campaign to add Talaqui to the Coalition, yet trouble is brewing thirty-odd years later. This doesn't surprise Thryaleos as, unlike his father, he is convinced that suppression can never be an answer. Thryaleos' orders give him a one-off chance to prove his point or break his career beyond repair: go as military representative with a diplomatic party into Talaqui and stabilise the territory before unrest among the population erupts into a full-scale civil war. Thryaleos is braced for a level-headed tightrope dance among diplomats, reporters, and senior military personal. Yet logic makes itself scarce when he suddenly comes face to face with the one man he was unable to forget during the better part of twenty years. Jaraley is a team leader in the squad now assigned in his support, and he doesn't seem to have forgotten, or forgiven him either. They can't have a future together in any case: the General, army regulations and Jaraley's past stand in their way. Thryaleos suspects that preventing a territorial civil war is going to be easy in comparison to facing Jaraley at every step he takes. As Thryaleos tries to keep his cool around Jaraley and parses diplomatic double-talk amidst Talaqui's hostile population, he starts to question if the facts as they were communicated mirror reality. Don't start a war? What if one is actually justified?