Investments (Dread Empire's Fall)
by Walter Jon Williams
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.