EMIL SANDBURG. Serial killer. His victims were all Catarkhans, specimens of a closed-off sentient race incapable of sensing the great atrocities he committed against them. Prosecuting him by their laws is going to be a problem. Enter ANDREA CORT. Misanthrope. Genius. Controversial figure. Aware even as she takes the case that other alien forces intend to use her past against her, and against humanity. Unaware that its implications will change the course of her life… Presenting the first Andrea Cort adventure, the story that led to the Philip K. Dick Award-Winning novel, Emissaries From the Dead!