For fans of Golden Age science fiction.
When humans first discovered the aliens many believed that war was inevitable.
They were right...
Now a renowned scientist has disappeared from her private moon--far out on the fringes of human space--once again pushing mankind to the brink of war with the only other intelligent species in the galaxy.
A war they will likely lose.
Light years away, a madman has become convinced that nature's blueprint for life is flawed, setting into motion a misguided plan that will kill billions.
An investigator sent to find the missing scientist ties these two events together, cutting through an elaborate web of subterfuge and deception--until finally, the truth is revealed. A horrible truth, that blurs the line between friend and enemy, and threatens the extinction of all sentient life in the galaxy.