The visitors come from many millions of miles away, traveling to a region of space that in no way resembles home and landing on a planet that in few ways resembles earth. This is a planet of twists and turns, where the land seems to be made up of large tubes of soil, forests growing in every direction, the very makeup of the planet like some twisted rubber band ball. Much like a rubber band ball, this planet hides a secret of stretching proportions. During a routine mission to investigate unusual readings, the four person crew becomes trapped in what their commander calls the briar patch, trapped and hoping to wait for rescue. However something is changing them, something is affecting them on a daily preogressive basis and it seems to be affecting the woman, Summers, more than anyone else. Do the cave paintings showing that this has happened before paint a warning for these lost travelers? Is there any hope for rescue? Can they warn others and save them from being trapped in The Briar Patch?