The Purloined Number by Jenn Thorson
Approx. 98,360 words.
Published on October 24, 2013.
In this second book from the THERE GOES THE GALAXY, the number three is held for ransom. Universal systems have ground to a halt. A third of the universe is trapped in a mysterious viral field. Even the Earth's stuck in a looky-no-touchy zone. Can Bertram Ludlow and Rollie Tsmorlood track down the numeroterrorist and free the Universe... before their own numbers are up?