The Reticuli Deception by Alastair Mayer
Approx. 70,250 words.
Published on April 27, 2013.
15,000-year old talismans found on different planets suggest a link to a 1961 UFO abduction. Archaeologist Hannibal Carson and starship pilot Jackie Roberts set out to investigate, but a xenophobic cult known as the Velkaryans has different ideas. And there are more players than anyone suspects... (Sequel to The Chara Talisman.)