I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley who dreams of otherworldly creatures, mysterious alien planets, and fantastic adventures. I am also an indie author with over 120K paid sales plus another 90K free downloads.
Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist in a future where humans have found alien artifacts but have never encountered live aliens. Of all the aliens whose extinct civilizations are investigated, the Trilisks are the most advanced and the most mysterious. Telisa refuses to join the government because of her opposition to its hard-handed policies restricting civilian investigation and trade of alien artifacts, despite the fact that her estranged father is a captain in the United Nations Space Force.
When a group of artifact smugglers recruits her, she can't pass up the chance at getting her hands on alien objects that could advance her life's work as an employee of their front company, Parker Interstellar Travels.