After alien ships have invaded the human territories, destroying planets and sending the survivors fleeing to Earth, the Terran government orders the refugees to settle a new planet. One that has just been terraformed.
Jeff Koenig, one of the few survivors from the Delious system, leads a team of scientists to the planet Dauphin to rebuild his life. They have 70 days until the ship returns with the first wave of colonists, but from Day 1 everything goes wrong.
As the days count down, the colonists watch the skies and pray that the Hurluk won’t find them, or Earth, before they are rescued.
He’d never meant to come back.Now he was leaving for a second time.