N.R. Burnette was born in Port Angeles, Washington, where he grew up. At age fifteen he traveled with a drum and bugle corps across the United States, gaining his first experiences of the world. After high school he joined the US Marines, and received the Navy Achievement Medal for his work in designing a field show. His first book, Cargo Lock 5, was conceived in a small hotel room while traveling through Germany at age 31. In 2013 he released the Paphos series, a well received SF survival thriller. He made a switch to game design where he released Wolf Balls, and is now back to writing. His six kids think it is pretty cool that he can prop his television up with a book that he wrote. Most people don't get to say that about themselves.
When Austin brought his daughter to the unexplored planet Paphos, it was supposed to be a chance to reconnect with her. But when he and his crew of scientists discover an alien facility, all of that changes. Eager to become rich, the crew ventures in, surrounded by the remnants of an alien massacre. By the time they realize that something is there with them, it is already too late. Now Austin isn't worried about reconnecting with his daughter, he's worried about keeping her alive.