The Kybion by Jane Palmer
Approx. 52,190 words.
Published on October 26, 2010 by
A mysterious force has almost sucked dry the Ojal's energy pools. Controller Opu is charged with finding a solution. Breaking Galactic law, her search leads to Earth where the characters involved are not all what they seem. There is an unnervingly independent student, two sinister spiritualists, a bullet-proof black policeman, and a youthful watcher apparently over a hundred years old.