From the moment she first senses the whispers of the alien mind within the thoughts of her current client, Smokey – touch telepath, industrial spy, and high-end prostitute – becomes an unwitting player in a conflict that may be as old as humanity.
Determined to protect herself and her young daughter, Smokey soon realizes that the stakes are much, much higher.
After millennia of setting up the field, the aliens may be making their final move. If Smokey is to defeat them, she must win the respect and trust of people who despise her – perhaps at the cost of those she loves the most.
This reprint of the 1996 science fiction novel features an original afterword by the author.