Captain Adam Hill barely survives when his spaceship is dragged far off course by a mysterious force and crash-lands on a remote desert planet. Injured and infected by an alien parasite native to the world, he must find other survivors.
Somewhere across the blowing sands, dozens of the cryogenically frozen crew have been scattered. Each in danger of being prey to the violent inhabitants of the planet. Among them Tricia Young, the crew's doctor, and the only one who may be able to keep Adam alive.
As he searches the sand-covered planet, it becomes clear that they are all far from safe. If the burning sun, scouring storms or lack of water does not finish the dwindling group, the apex predators just might.
Adam and Tricia must find each other to survive, or die.