CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Approx. 73,340 words.
Published on February 6, 2012 by
Dancing Lemur Press LLC.
His days of piloting fighters over, Byron’s exploration ship is sent to investigate alien ruins on Tgren. To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers. Forced to train Athee and further develop her flying aptitude, Byron’s patience is strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy...