When American Indians from the future of an alternate Earth move their entire island nation to our Earth, Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact. The take-charge Seattle biologist has always yearned to find intelligent aliens, and her dream comes true when she meets Prince Tro Eaglesbrood.
Ell and Tro are quarantined together, while the fearful world awaits news of the aliens. She yearns to help the newcomers settle peacefully, so she and Tro broadcast a show daily, on which she interviews Tro and tries to humanize Kwadrans. Although Ell shrinks from the limelight, she forces herself, for peace’s sake…and for Tro’s. The show is wildly popular. More importantly, the romance developing on-screen reassures the world. If a smart woman like Ell can fall for a Kwadran, they must not be monsters.
But Tro’s duty lies with his people, and soon that duty threatens not only the show but Ell’s heart—as well as the peace and survival of our world.