On her 21st birthday Kate Mitra, a beautiful young astronaut and pride of spaceship Columbus One, detects a faint radio transmission from a planet within a nearby wormhole. First contact with a friendly alien race? Or a harbinger of unimaginable terror? Forced to crash-land on the planet's surface after a meteor strike destroys their shuttle, Kate is separated from the rest of her crew. She quickly discovers that the terrifying inhabitants of the planet will stop at nothing to prevent them from leaving. As she battles flesh-eating monsters and mutant wolves, the fate of Kate's friends, and the survival of the entire human race, lies in her hands.