It was a flashback to the movie only with more insight into the characters as there moods and ideas were expressly voiced as only a book can do.
Highly recommended even if you have watched the movie 6 - 12 times already
While much of the world waits and watches the skies for signs of alien civilizations, there is a select group of men who know the truth. That alien beings are here--now--walking among us in human form. These men are members of an agency dedicated to tracking and policing the movements of these aliens--a top secret organization known only as...Men in Black.
James Edwards is a tenacious, streetwise NYPD cop who's recruited by Agent Kay of the Men in Black. He will step into a world where his identity will be erased, where nothing is what it seems on the surface. His first case will threaten to make Earth the battleground for two warring races...and end humanity's rule in a fiery apocalypse.