Join the crew of the Tendril as they explore possible remnants of an alien civilization. Things go terribly wrong when their ship is destroyed and their survey craft crash lands on the frozen world of Quarvine. Limited supplies and with no escape from the planet, they must survive the extreme cold as well as each other as tempers flare. The Meridian, with its seven person crew, is commandeered and assigned the agent Dennis Daniels. They must overcome hostile forces believed to be of alien origin as well as treachery if they are to rescue the crew of the Tendril.