Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here. Having retired to an isolated part of the country following an unsuccessful and debilitating experiment by the Navy, Tristan Taylor’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of an alien warrior whose ship has crash-landed behind his cottage. With the realisation that the previously failed brain implant can now interface with the alien’s computers Tristan decides to accompany the alien in her quest to return home. When he is captured and imprisoned he has to make a choice between conscience and love. Enslaved alien species look to him for leadership so he must overthrow everything the woman he loves stands for. His choice is victory or happiness. He can’t have both or can he?