The door has been opened. Humanity stands on the threshold of interstellar space. There is life out there.
Commander David Decker and his team have been sent to explore a planet 57 light years from Earth. Humanity's first encounter with life on another planet, a thriving garden in the depths of space. What they found was not what they expected. But that may be the least of their problems.
One of their number is already dead. Another may be a traitor. And they've lost their connection to Earth. No communication. No supplies. No way home. The universe is waiting. But are we ready?