Amanda Peagram, a local landowner's daughter, is engaged to Roger Hall, and Lovejoy (on the instructions of Amanda's father) is furnishing a house with antiques for the couple. Unhappily, Amanda is not impressed, while Roger continues to play the field. At the wedding, Lovejoy overhears a row between Roger and Amanda's father and later finds Roger's body hidden in a suit of armour... but the body vanishes and nobody believes him. After the wedding, Roger is treated as a missing person. Lovejoy insists Roger is dead, but he can't produce the body - so he decides to investigate the murder and solve the mystery.
The Alphans hopes of resettling on a planet of their own seem to be within reach when a seemingly uninhabited and life sustaining planet is located. But when they learn that the planet is already inhabited by a powerful immortal being, it quickly becomes a fight for survival where only the victor may escape alive.moreless
Alpha is bombarded by strong electrical waves that seem to be emanating from a nearby planet. After investigation, Koenig determines that the best course of action is to convince the spherical residents of one of the moons that orbit the planet that Alpha poses no threat to them.moreless