The Chara Talisman by Alastair Mayer
Price: $4.99 USD. 81060 words.
Published on November 10, 2011. .
On a distant planet, archeologist Hannibal Carson finds the remains of a high-tech artifact in a primitive tomb. A ruthless cult believes it's the clue to a lost cache of alien weapons. With a thriving black market in alien artifacts, Carson is used to dealing with tomb raiders -- but the stakes this time are xenocide and interstellar war.