In the last year, I read articles on a Wikia site about a SciFi series of novels (or perhaps, it was a TV series?) which piqued my curiosity, yet I can't remember the name of it.
The only part of the plot I can remember (third or maybe fourth book) was as follows:
- There's a region of space with nothing, except for a single space station, generating an inhibition field (not the real name :) ).
- When ships enter the inhibition field, they drop out of FTL instantaneously, severely injuring or outright killing the unprepared crew.
- FTL doesn't work, they have to stick to thrusters.
- Someone overloads the space station generating the inhibition field, effectively switching off the inhibiting field.
Also, my highly unreliably memory insists that there was some sort of virus found on an asteroid or inner planet of Sol, but I can't guarantee this is from the same setting.