For ten years alien data has been pouring in from the Alpha Centauri system, but political protocol has, so far, prevented any response being made. And so far only the first eleven pages of the material has been decoded successfully . . .
Psychologist Heather Davis is working on it, but when she suddenly breaks through to the heart of the message she finds herself in the fourth dimension. She is part of the Overmind and experiencing a massive dose of the first true empathy the human race has ever been granted. It's her personal life and history she thereby learns about. Meanwhile, a warning to all evolved life forms awaits interpretation. It may even be a threat . . .