There is no direct route to Earth for an off-worlder with a questionable past, so Najib again reinvents himself and becomes a respected bio-archeologist despite the interference of his manipulative boss. A chance meeting with a street philosopher ultimately changes Najib's life and pushes him towards his chosen path. Along his circuitous trek to Earth, Najib meets several more people who ultimately have a profound effect on him. But his wayward past starts to catch up with him. Will Najib be punished for his deceptions? Or will the experience and wisdom he's gathered in his travels lead him in a new direction entirely?