The new colonists on a distant planet were nervous, not least because the advance Survey Team had disappeared. To everyone’s concern, Darla has adopted a young, wolf-like animal after being forced to kill its mother when she was attacked. More worryingly, the appearance of an unknown starship might mean that the colonists have to fight for their new world.
Heather Lane is a girl deeply depressed by the death of her mother, and facing an uncertain future with her only living relative: her father who she has never met. The little town where Heather finds herself is in chaos, invaded by visitors after stories of a phantom wolf. Heather needs answers, not just to her future relationship with her father, but also to the mysterious sightings of the wolf.