****Gold Medal Winner: Sci-fi/Fantasy - 2012 Independent Publisher Awards****
As the bombs rain down, the starship PROMETHEUS, and its crew of six, escapes a war-torn Earth destined to become a lifeless rock.
The cargo: A database of ‘stranded’, or digitized, humans. The mission: Find a habitable planet; bring the strands to life; ensure the continuation of the human race.
But the crew soon finds that strands are being deleted, that there's a traitor among them, a follower of The Chrysander, a rebel who had preached that humans had ruined one planet, thus had no right to ruin another. And as the crewmembers are murdered, one by one, the human race teeters on the brink of extinction.
Lt. Sandra Hapgood, the developer of the stranding process, vows to defend humankind, and she races against time to save herself, the remaining strands, and the future of humanity…