Resurgence (Heritage, book 5) by Charles Sheffield

(The fifth book in the Heritage series)

A novel by
Charles Sheffield

A few years after the disappearance of the mysterious Builder Artifacts salted throughout the inhabited regions of the universe, a new phenomenon appears in the unexplored Sagittarian Arm of the galaxy, a force with the power to destroy planets. Capt. Hans Rebka and his team of galactic troubleshooters travel to the threatened Marglot system only to find themselves directly in the path of destruction. Veteran sf author Sheffield's final installment in his "Heritage Universe" series continues his tale of a universe populated by both humans and aliens and filled with evidence of an ancient, vanished race whose legacies still direct the course of galactic events. Hard science, well-paced plotting, and likable characters combine to make a strong addition to most sf collections.