A story of aliens, adultery, and one bitter lawman ... Six years ago, the world ended. But in Coomey, Texas, life goes on. The alien Torku keep things moving with gasoline, VCRs, Twinkies, and cryptic advice. But after six years of living within the confines of the Line—the paisley barrier erected by the Torku—even a small town can go stir-crazy. Crazy enough to covet. Crazy enough to kill.