Investments (Dread Empire's Fall)
By Walter Jon Williams
Published: April 21, 2012.
This short novel takes place in the universe of Walter Jon Williams’ Dread Empire’s Fall series.
Three years after the Naxid war, Lord Gareth Martinez has accepted a meaningless post as Inspector General of Chee, a newly-settled world. Intending nothing more than a pleasant vacation with his family, he must battle a literal cosmic menace that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.