Deb, a nurse who delivers babies, and her husband Greg, who teaches biochemistry and does research at Georgia State University, seem like your average Yuppie couple. But, Deb has epilepsy and struggles to take care of Greg, who is from another planet. His Ty'nirrhan people are coming. But, his family has a dangerous secret. They leave Earth, flee Ctral, Greg's home planet, and join a refugee colony. The refugees, like Greg, had to escape from their homeworld and they fight among themselves. All Deb and Greg want is healing, and peace.
Ty'nirrhan Effect, Vol. 01
Greg is injured on a routine shopping trip to the mall. Deb remembers how they met and their five happy years of marriage as she cares for him. His parents come and they don't want Deb with Greg. But, they take them to space. Deb thinks they can help Greg, but she soon realizes they want things from Greg that he can no longer remember how to do. Soon, they are refugees and join a colony of Ty'nirrhans altered to be about half-Earthan. However, the refugees have different ideas about the goals of the little colony. Infighting and trade with slavers endanger their peaceful existence, and Greg's health.