"Surviving a crash landing, a stranded alien seeks refuge in the small town of Patience, USA, where he hides undercover as a retired doctor. Masking his appearance using his unique mental abilities and now known as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, all the alien wants is to be left alone until he's rescued. However, when the town's real doctor dies, 'Dr. Harry' is pulled into medical service--and finds himself smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery! He also finds police procedural work to be oddly appealing, and it'll certainly kill time until he's found."--Amazon.com.