Life on the farm in Missouri is pretty sweet for twelve-year old Alan Albright. With wide-open fields to play in, horses to ride, forests to explore, and loving parents to take care of him, he's a genuinely happy kid. Sure, his little sister Katie can be annoying at times, but the truth is, Alan would be perfectly content to stay in his hometown forever and grow up to be a farmer, just like his dad. But all of that changes the summer before 7th grade, when Alan's parents suddenly and mysteriously disappear. Although the police are convinced the Albrights were killed in a car accident, Alan refuses to believe it. He soon begins his own investigation and uncovers a mystery that takes him not just far from Missouri...but far from planet Earth. Orion is a first-person account of Alan's journey as he travels across the galaxies to discover the truth about extraterrestrials, outer-space and what really happened to his missing parents.