This novel has it all - alien abduction, mathematics and what it means to be human. In it, we meet Professor Andrew Martin, or rather we meet the alien who is now inhabiting his body. This extraterrestrial being was sent down to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a dangerous mathematical problem that humans are not yet equipped to deal with. In the beginning, everything repulses the alien, from his wife and son to food and ridiculous humans rituals. Will he be won over by us in the end?