I was given a copy of this book, from Librarything.com, in exchange for my honest opinion.
The bait is Valentine, an exotic dancer who uses a mechanical snake in her act. She is distraught that the mysterious man she recently met and married, is missing. Phil Norton, her husband, is one of a limited number of people that works for and knows about a secret departmet in the government. This department consists of a telapath, a records man, and a bodyguard. They are tasked with uncovering the aliens that live among us.
They decide to send Valentine undercover into a dangerous alien colony, Ore Valley. She has to get acquainted with the lead alien, Steve, the "Tiger". She must get him to reveal information to her. Then the telepath will pick up on this information from her to determine how to handle this colony. She must also try to locate Phil. Can Valentine handle her mission to save her husband and possibly the world?
I liked this book. It was shorter and thus more rushed at the end than I would have liked. Why build a great lead up story and end it so abruptely? Yet, I would still reccomend this book for a quick nice sci-fi read.