Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
It's 500 years in the future, and humankind has finally made contact with alien species, thanks to the opening of a bizarre portal near Titan. Philippe Trang is in charge of Earth's first diplomatic mission to the aliens. He must keep both humans and aliens in check as he uncovers layer after layer of dangerous mystery in this sci-fi adventure! More
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Bill Thibadeau reviewed on March 30, 2012

I found this story of the first human interaction with alien species to be interesting. I am normally not a sci-fi reader but won this book from LibraryThing.

This story was well crafted and written. The different species types and their interactions was interesting and I found myself anxious to read more to see what happens next.

I especially enjoyed the characters and their development. The author does a good job quickly establishing the many characters in a way that I was able to grasp each as individuals yet manage to keep them separate and independent.

This is a good read and should be read by all scifi buffs.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Grant McHerron reviewed on Feb. 20, 2012

A fascinating approach to the "first contact" scenario with a collection of aliens, bureaucracy, translation errors, scared governments, military muscle, psychic experiences and one poor diplomat stuck in the middle trying to figure it out. The story was well paced and revealed developments at a rate that kept me interested without bombarding me in the process.

Worth reading & I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
trish earl reviewed on Jan. 21, 2012

When alien life is discovered, Philippe Trang is sent to investigate. But, he discovers things that put the whole universe in peril. Anyone who loves mystery and science fiction would love this book.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
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