This is a Solstice 31 Saga short story.
Lieutenant Valerie Hume is a Senior Security Officer on the deep space survey ship the Ventura.
On the day before the Ventura Incident, someone wants LT Hume dead. Using her skills and a dose of luck will she live long enough to get to the Memphis and her first post as part of a command crew.
Valerie Hume never thought that someone trying to murder her was not going to be the worse part of her day...