The second war against the Cylons is over and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in the search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many which compound an already difficult situation. In addition, the Cylons are hunting and attacking the fleet in space. The fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice. The clues begin to appear that suggest that Adama's simple bluff about Earth may be more truthful than anyone could have guessed.