It is the year 3012. The human incursion begins. 40 warp days from Earth is the newly discovered planet, Verde's Revenge - a jungle planet green, thriving and fertile. Containing a wealth of natural resources, it is the chosen location for a new off-world colony. Earth's enormous colonizing machinery is beginning preparations for the coming human invasion. But by law, the planet's flora and fauna must be inventoried for biological hazards before human feet can tread there. An apparent glitch has put the surveys behind schedule - and contractors are already down on the planet's surface. Biologist Rachel Sanders thinks she has drawn a lucky card when she's hired to perform the biological surveys on Verde's rich ecosystems. She will soon discover new and diverse species - and along the way reveal a growing threat more perilous than she could ever have imagined. 283 pages.