Douglas Best is an agricultural official from humanity's oldest - and least respected - interstellar presence. Jefivah has struggled since its founding. So when a guy calling himself Luxhomme helps broker a deal for Jefivah to have colonies of its own, Best takes the lead.
Only seven fusion bombs go missing from the Navy depot being cleared on a planet dubbed "Marilyn." Accused of selling the weapons and suddenly wedded to a cult to Marilyn Monroe, Best soon finds himself embroiled with an organization called Juno. He and the Marilynists' enigmatic cleric Jayne will travel the stars, even to the homeworld of humanity's brothers, the Orags, to find the truth. What they find is a battle to control amortality, the ability to live indefinitely.
Coming January, 2024