'In the universe of enigmatic aliens & complex politics, one woman must entangle interlocking mysteries in a race against time. Halley must solve the mystery of a locked room in closed space, before Jocasta erupts in an explosion of terror & death.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Epigraph: Time past and time future What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. 'Burnt Norton', T.S. Eliot, 1944.
Dream the centre far for me When it burns then we may see Paths outflung in fixity Deceive us Cry the centre close to me Let the burning rivers flee Tears we shed together will Redeem us Sing the centre into me Fill the light and set me free Now and then forever be Within us. 'Invidi chant', from A Child's Book of Alien Verses, 2098.