Book 1 of the Ancients' War
Someone is trying to kill Susan Tanner!
She hadn't commanded a ship since losing Defiant ten years ago. Vindicated at her court-martial, she still blames herself.
Now, she is given the opportunity to pilot another ship. The Civilian Survey Service wants her for a job.
Are the attacks connected with Defiant's loss, or are they being generated by her new assignment?