Chasing Redemption by Bruce Fottler
Approx. 131,940 words.
Published on January 18, 2012.
A missing commercial space vessel threatens to undo decades of fragile but enduring peace between superpowers. A reinstated captain, whose promising career in Earth Space Defense almost ended after a tragic accident a year earlier, is tasked to investigate. He and his crew soon find themselves drawn into events that uncover deep secrets with alarming ramifications.