The earth is mostly controlled by an aggressive very conservative - towards the 'f' end, USA and their Military Security.
The only people not so threatened by them are the Chiinese.
A wild card is introduced when a Mars mission crew brings back new technology, thanks to the red planet inhabitants. Shield or force field technology, which could change the balance of power, or at least how it has to operate.
Most of his crew imprisoned our intrepid space returnee must see what he can do with the resistance movement, and a crime boss he goes on the run with to do something about the situation.
3.5 out of 5