Look, Amazon has up what I assume is the dust jacket copy for The Ghost Brigades:
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF’s toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human qualms.
The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it’s about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF’s biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.
Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers — a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin’s DNA, Jared’s brain should be able to access Boutin’s electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.
At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin’s memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason’s for Boutin’s betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity’s mere military defeat…
In case you didn’t know, no, the author doesn’t usually write up the text for the dust jacket copy; I actually don’t know who does (I assume it’s Patrick Nielsen Hayden in my case, but I’m not entirely sure). It reads a bit like the pitch I made for the book before I wrote it, but it’s not exactly what I wrote. Be that as it may, I’m perfectly happy with this text, which gives the basic plot set-up without revealing any of the major secrets. It’s a pretty decent come-on for the potential reader, I think.
Anyway, if you had no idea what The Ghost Brigades was about before, now you know. Within reason.