Is it a coincidence that humans have met Aliens in our far future? Or is there something sinister unfolding in the universe that prefigures the Aliens on an almost unfathomable scale? This is what Alecto Throop is asking. Throop is a deep-space rescue specialist cut from the same cloth as the late Lt. Ellen Ripley: tough, smart, beautiful and instinctual. But her instincts werent enough to warn her of her latest mission. Shes about to find out that even a fight with deadly Aliens is nothing compared to meeting their masters... or the renegade human that has learned their secrets.