Article 23 ('Star Voyager' series #2) by William R. Forstchen
Justin Bell and his friend Matt return to the Academy, looking forward to their first year as cadets. However, on their voyage to the base on the Martian moon Deimos, the paranoid ship's Captain accuses Matt of mutiny and striking an officer and, under Article 23, orders Matt's execution. It is up to Justin and his friends to find a way to save Matt, even if that means mutiny. A taut, suspenseful sequel to STAR VOYAGER ACADEMY, the story echoes a notorious incident that took place off American shores in the early 1840's.