From space, the planet Mira looks safe and peaceful, but mysterious "dragons" slaughtered the fourteen members of the first expedition. Captain Jordan, leading the second expedition to investigate this tragedy, will do anything to avoid more bloodshed. After their ship lands, they discover a lovely Eden. While there is no sign of the previous crew, soon a deadly snake enters the garden. Crew members start to die in horrible ways, and Jordan fears his officers have been replaced with clever imitations by an unimaginably alien monster with supremely evil powers. The question is, what will happen when Jordan and the monster finally come face to face?
John gives an overview of the book:
I'm a retired English professor and have published in Whitley Strieber's Aliens, Weird Tales, Galaxy, Dark Arts, Starshore. Published with Crossroad Press, MuseItUp Publishing, etc. -- over twenty SF/F/H novels, novelettes and over 300 short stories. Novels...