Michael McCloskey is a software engineer in Silicon Valley who dreams of otherworldly creatures, mysterious alien planets, and fantastic adventures.
Forced into service by an alien she once befriended, Telisa, along with Cilreth, Siobhan, Caden, Jason and Imanol are sent to a distant world to investigate a mysterious alien race for their new master.
Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist at a time when humans had found alien artifacts but hadn't encountered live aliens. Rather than return to Earth with the modest spoils of the team’s first Celaran expedition, Telisa decides to proceed to another Celaran colony site in an attempt to find living Celarans. New friends and enemies will be discovered beyond the frontier, while big surprises await the PIT team back home.
Jake Eisen is the commander of this task force. His mission is more than simply making first contact with an alien race. He is made very aware that making alliances with aliens or discovering advanced alien technology is probably the only thing that could shift the war in the UED’s favor.
Unknown by Jake Eisen, his enemies in the Nessel Syndicate have also heard the signal and sent a team of their own...