The Cicada by Inge Meldgaard
Price: $4.99 USD. 151190 words.
Published on October 30, 2009. .
In the year 2450, Earth, having survived war, famine and environmental disaster, is finally at peace, and is governed by the World Federation of Nations. At a principal research site in Melbourne, Australia, and at four similar facilities, scientists are assaulted and vital data stolen. Federation investigators soon realise they are dealing with a dark conspiracy that stretches across the globe.