On a February morning in 1989, Alec sets off on what should have been a 3-hour drive from Rotorua to Auckland in New Zealand.
He arrives at his destination feeling tired and disoriented, but is even more confused to discover that 10 days has passed – and he has no recollection of any of it.
As his memory slowly returns, Alec realises that his life will never be the same.
He recalls that early in the trip to Auckland, while driving through a foggy mountain pass, his car was ‘pulled’ off the road, into the air and then taken aboard a hovering craft. While aboard the craft, Alec is briefed by the council of elders as to why they are visiting Earth again, after so many millions of years.
Alec finally arrives at an alien world where he is treated as a long-lost relative and introduced to his ancient alien family.
They reveal to Alec that the universe is soon to go through a dimensional shift, or upgrade, and that they need to be on Earth, their ancient home planet, when it happens. This is being prevented by secret power factions on Earth who have alliances and agendas with other ET races. Alec is told of a powerful human-ET alliance that is well advanced, with plans to create a hi-tech global society – a culture of technocratic efficiency with no tolerance for freedom or compassion.
If all that wasn’t enough, Alec is told of a more imminent danger to Earth itself – an ancient nano-sized biotechnological organism which has lain dormant under the Antarctic ice for aeons – before being activated by a series of strange signals from space. This organism has many abilities and properties and appears to be controlled remotely by ETs unknown to any of the local races. Many ET and human scientists have perished while studying samples of this organism.
Alec is invited to rejoin his old family, but decides to return to Earth and try to warn anyone who will listen of the threat to mankind. He is warned that he runs runs the risk of being tracked down by Earth forces who monitor all ET activity. Alec asks if there is anything he can do to help stop the plot to enslave the minds of mankind, and is given special training, some important missions and alien technology – in an effort to keep him alive.
Back on Earth, Alec is soon visited by unfriendly men in suits asking where he has been for ten days, and he quickly realises he is going to need everything he has been taught by the aliens in order to stay alive.