Escaping Earth is only step one.
Dr. Marina Spitzer, botanist extraordinaire, is on a mission to save humanity—which is faltering on the edge of extinction after the nuclear fallout of WWIII decimated half of the Earth.
If she can work with the small team of space explorers searching for a new home for the survivors, she'll have helped ensure her nieces and nephews are able to have a future.
Geologist Dr. Leonardo Federici is no less ambitious, even if his chosen field makes Rina suspect he has rocks rolling through his head. Especially once he makes it clear that he's attracted to her—physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
But the team only has three days on TaoRuti 3 to determine whether to recommend the planet for colonization. There's no time for emotional distractions as planetary instabilities catch everyone off-guard, with fatal results.
If they can survive this mission, Rina might have a future with Leo, but first they have to weather a planet that's fighting dirty.