On June 24, 2154, Mayweather is in bed, asleep. He is suddenly thrown into a completely alien environment. There is a woman speaking Russian to him, Yekaterina Petrova. And there are two representatives, male and female, from the Klingon, Andorian, Vulcan, Orion and Xindi-sloth species.
Very quickly, the twelve participants learn that they need to trust one another, and work together. But what's the meaning of what is clearly an experiment in behavior? Are the people he's been abducted with real at all?