Planet of Gods: Book 1 of Enigma by David Crane
Approx. 83,120 words.
Published on February 28, 2012 by
Professor Peter Blackwood, a former Space Marine turned scientist, looks forward to retirement on a paradise resort planet. Snatching him from the hyperspace highway, a power alien intelligence catapults him light years away to a remote planet--Enigma. With his ship damaged and unable to escape, Blackwood encounters a human colony, a world controlled by the red cloud and . . .