The Elysium Commission
L. E. Modesitt returns to SF with a whole new future world on the brink of destruction. A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to ours—and a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes. Though, a utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing thw scientist? More critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction—or all—of our universe in order to grow and stabalize?
Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with thw arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past. The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more—and less—than they seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward finding himself a pwan in an explosive solution and a regional interstellar war.