The Moons of Corvus and the planets of the solar system harbor an unexpected surprise for the crew of the Ziftwantas. A contagious virus that infects them all and will leave one dead before anyone knows what is really going on.
Back on Corvus Prime, word gets out about the existence of alien beings on the Borland Compound and a visit from an unknown entity throws the entire population into an uproar the moves the planet to near revolution.
What will happen if the revolt gets too far out of hand? Can Governor Wright find a solution that will preserve the people, or will it destroy what is already there?