The Lost ColonyVolume V of the Earthbound Series
The EARTHBOUND Series is a set of five original, character driven novels in a science fiction setting, featuring an ordinary hero with everyday problems: He has a boss, a job that's a grind, a wife who doesn't understand him (but wants him home for dinner) and a high-maintenance girlfriend on the side. He just happens to hail from another world...
Planet Floran was founded 200 years in Earth's future, but simultaneously 5,000 years in her past. 200 years from now the starship Floran embarks on a mission to explore the nearby Beta Centuri star system, a mere 4 light-years distant. As the result of a warp-drive accident, the Floran falls into a black hole and emerges 200 light-years from Earth and 5,000 years in the past. Locating a planet capable of sustaining human life, the ship's crew founds a colony and names the planet after their starship.
In 5,000 years that colony has grown into a civilization of billions, inhabiting a dozen planets. Nonetheless, they require fresh DNA from Earth to keep the plants that supply their food and fiber healthy. To that end, they send an elite team of specially-trained exo-agents who covertly walk the surface of Earth, collecting samples and sending them to the home planet. Nykkyo Kyhana, under the Earth identity of Nick Kane is one such agent.
The Lost Colony [volume V] synopsis:
A mere few hundred years after the founding of Nyk's homeworld, Florans had returned to space to extend their presence to other, more hospitable worlds. One such world was the colony of Varada, founded on an Earth-like planet.
After losing too many vessels in the dangerous Varadan approach, the Florans decided to abandon the colony. However, a stalwart band of colonists refused to leave. Now, after thousands of years of isolation, the Varadans desire contact with their planet of origin.
Because of his talent with languages, Nykkyo is asked to accompany the delegation to Varada and to serve as interpreter. There, he learns a terrible secret about Varadan society; and he discovers the sinister motive a behind a certain Floran faction's interest in the forsaken world.