Hold them together. Lead them home.
Officer Cadet Cassi Requin has one chance to qualify as an astronaut.
Under the watchful eyes of her instructors, she and her cadet crew must pilot a corvette spacecraft across the galaxy, touch down on a remote alien world and return safely.
When Cassi disobeys orders and investigates a distress call, she leads her crew into a trap, and a disaster of a crash on the surface of an uninhabited world.
With the only qualified astronauts locked in survival stasis, Cassi is promoted into her first command—rank, authority, and responsibility.
Pursued by bloodthirsty pirates, with rescue light years away and stranded on a world where even the ground is hostile, Cassi must rally her crew, confront an alien presence and lead her crew home.
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Charles James lives in Southern Alberta with his amazing wife, two awesome children and a couple of Guinea pigs. When not writing, he works as a medical physicist. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and judo.