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Isolated on a tropical world with thousand-foot trees, two years from Earth, Chief Safety Officer Ben Porterfield is truly alone. He's responsible for over five-hundred colonists of the newly-arrived Third Anteran Survey, and is not prepared for a job he hadn't expected, with far more danger than he'd thought. Struggling with a past police career that had left him with nothing but guilt and traumatic memories, he now strives to keep his group alive, as people start to be consumed by an alien rainforest, taken by a predator never seen before. When the white star orbits behind the large red subgiant, Ben realizes that a new terrifying ecosystem emerges with the deep crimson sky. He battles his own self-doubt while pushing forward into ever-increasing fear and horror, desperately trying to be a protector for his people, and, unsure during his final battle with a monstrous beast, if the pain in his past has turned into a death wish.