First Contact. With aliens predatory that humans could only react with primal rage. And so, humanity fired first. Now, the ky'iin are raiding the solar system. The potential key to mankind's salvation? An unlikely pair of diplomats. One, a linguist from Mars Through her autism, she sees the beauty within the ky’iin. The other, a ky’iin negotiator. Can they bridge the two species and stop war?