The Termite Queen: Volume Two: The Wound That Has No Healing by Lorinda J Taylor
Approx. 199,040 words.
Published on May 19, 2012.
A team of scientists in the 30th c. makes first contact with a species of intelligent termite on an alien planet. The romantic relationship between the expedition leader and the team's anthropologist intersects with the civil unrest existing in the termite fortress to produce an explosive climax. The team must then return to Earth and deal with the outcome.