On the planet Na-Dina, in Ancestor's Valley, the tombs of forty-one dynasties have lain undisturbed for six thousand years.
But with the visitors from the stars has come progress, threatening the Valley and its treasures.
The human archeologist Gordon Mitchell and his team from StarBridge labor to salvage whatever possible from the burial sites. Some of the Na-Dina welcome them. Some rersent their presence and the delay they represent. Still, Mitchell intends to fully explore the wonders of the Valley.
The one of the team is brutally murdered. To investigate his death, Cooperative League of Systems Ambassador-at-Large Mahree Burroughs arrives, determined to find the killer at whatever cost.
Another intricate weaving of a new species into the fabric of a universe full of a multitude of diverse species... with the resulting misunderstandings. Mahree Burroughs from the orig StarBridge novel plays a large part in this one. Good aliens, bad aliens, unusual flora and fauna. Interesting sci fi.