Following a crash into an ice field, they lie injured and freezing as they fight for their very survival. On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation - Other Worlds, has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Joshua Marsden and Lieutenant Matthew Ronson, who are part of one of the survey teams and, privately, have recently started a relationship. Dropping through the atmosphere to land on Theta for their latest survey, the ship is disabled by a strange energy force and crashes in an immense ice field. Matt awakens in the debris of the control room to find Josh and Dennis injured and the ship badly damaged. He does what he can for his colleagues and attempts to repair the tear to the ship's skin. They struggle to keep warm in the freezing temperatures and when it transpires their comm-unit isn't working it becomes a fight for their very survival. Please note this is a re-release of a previously published work.