How well do you know your neighbors? Would you be more interested if they arrived at the most horrifying moment on the planet, ready to save you from certain death? The humans of Olympia, Washington in 2068 are dying to know the truth about the alien snobs who live among them, the Paydan. Not only are the Paydan genetically engineered to possess high intelligence and to display physical perfection, their secretive nature keeps their history and reasons for their heroic rescue beyond the reach of curious humanity. When alien-human hybrid breeder Sanaya Tuva employs his first human employee, Ellis Ross, she finds that this matriarchal alien society has been a battleground for a political war that has raged for thousands of years between powerful clans. When she becomes the first human deeply involved with the alien culture, the balance of power could be altered, and the humans could discover much more than they've ever known about their secretive, egotistical neighbors.
Embe Charpentier, author