Book I of Alien Nation. L.A., today: Rookie detective Matt Sykes begins his first murder investigation and stumbles onto a deadly conspiracy.  At the same time, on board a nightmarish starship hurtling towards the Earth’s sun, Stangya Soren’tzahh – a brave Tenctonese slave destined to become Detective George Francisco – is swept into his peoples’ last struggle for freedom against the ruthless and mysterious Overseers.  When the great ship lands on Earth, the future of the Tenctonese and Man depends on these two unlikely heroes – Matt and George – who must work together to prevent the destruction of both their races.