Ships & Stones by D.C. McKay
Approx. 82,630 words.
Published on September 3, 2012.
Adriel Finlay had enough problems as Captain of Dreamer’s Way. As one of the relatively few indie ships that competed against Oligarch shipping lines, he was just barely making a profit during peak Earth-Mars tourist season.
Then fate stepped in, and made him wish that he could go back to his old problems. He needed these new challenges like he needed an extra hole in his head…or his ship.