In a world of portals, aliens, and humanity on other planets, Jarra finds herself in a situation. As a Military Honor Child and archeologist, she and her boyfriend, Fian, find themselves in a situation. Jarra and Fian are called in to the military because of intelligent aliens, not the harmless ones but the ones that might destroy Earth! No one knows if the aliens are hostile, friendly or just exploring. Jarra is also an "ape"- someone who can only live on Earth because of a faulty immune system.