A lost race of humans is discovered on a planet called Wanderer, and joy spreads throughout the Green Realm. Sadly, the joy is short-lived.
"They're mad. They're all mad," reports one of the planet surveyors.Insane, yes, so it seems the people, the wildlife, even the planet.Suddenly, a surveyor is strangled. Then another surveyor is murdered and special evidence links the killings. Tempers fray, fingers are pointed, and all the residents look over their shoulders in fear. Is the planet safe for the newcomers? Is it safe for anyone?
Ardra Wythian, a young PKF officer, and her companionbot, Skrif, are sent to this world to find answers. They hope for quick results, but soon realize no traditional explanation will solve the riddle of Wanderer. Then Ardra discovers she's next on the hit list.