Beware, all who enter here... into the America of the 21st century, this forbidden land of nuclear waste, mutants, and aliens. Even now, so many years after the disaster, O-Zone remains under quarantine, off-limits... to all but the wealthiest Owners.
To these eight Owners, it is amusement, a New Year's Eve picnic. The land's wild beauty awes them -- but the aliens are a shock: the two the Owners kill look disturbingly human.
Haunted, Hooper Allbright will return to the depths of the zone -- and find, among the aliens, the only woman he's ever loved. His nephew Fisher, brilliant and tormented, will disappear into the alien's uncharted life -- first a victim, finally a hero. And Moura, made a mother by a man she never knew, will face the challenge of her long-buried craving.
Beware, Owners, of the bitter brave new world... beware the O-Zone's most dangerous secret -- the fascination of the untamed.