In the near future, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system and continues for a period of ten years. Once the data has stopped being sent, Heather Davis, a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department becomes more obsessed with working out what the signal means. While this is going on her daughter has accused her estranged husband of molesting her, which he denies.
Hmm the book starts off quite enjoyable but about half way through we encounter psychospace, a concept more horrible than the name suggests.
The backdrop of the families situation makes it more like a bad tv show than character development and tends to hamper the story.