Love of family and protection from humans has dominated Chris Finch’s life. Now he faces the deteriorating health of his adopted parents, meeting the love of his life in Kiele Parker, and the threat he fears most? losing his parents to the brutal interplanetary policeman who has been dispatched to find and collect them by any means necessary. His choices are to let his parents remain on earth until they expire from illness and old age, or try to return them to their homeworld, though he has no idea how to do that. In desperation, Chris begins a search for another way? a third choice.