Connor, Mac to her friends and colleagues, was a trained biologist, whose work had definitely become her life. And working at Norcoast Base, set in an ideal location just where the Tannu River sped down the west side of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast was the perfect situation for Mac. She and fellow scientist Dr. Emily Mamani were just settling in to monitor this year's salmon runs when their research was interrupted by the unprecedented arrival of Brymn, the first member of the alien race known as the Dhryn to ever set foot on Earth.
Brymn was an archaeologist, and much of his research had focused on a region of space known as the Chasm, a part of the universe that was literally dead, all of its worlds empty of any life-forms, though traces existed of the civilizations that must once have flourished in the region.
Brymn had sought out Mac because she was a biologist--a discipline strictly forbidden among his own people--and he felt that through her expertise, she might be able to kelp him discover what had created the Chasm. But Mac had little interest in alien races and in studies that ranged beyond Earth, and as politely as she was capable of, she tried to make it clear that she was unwilling to abandon her own work.
However, the decision was soon taken from her hands when a mysterious and devastating attack resulted in the abduction of Emily, and Mac
was forced to join Brymn and the Earth special agents. Suddenly, it appeared that Earth itself might be threatened by the legendary race the Brymn called the To, the beings they thought might be the destructive force behind the Chasm.
Cut off from everything and everyone she knew, Mac found herself in grave danger and charged with the responsibility of learning everything she could that might possibly aid Earth in protecting the human race from extinction...
- 2004 Julie E. Czerneda
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