A good first novel. I like the care taken to maintain physics in the "science" part of the "fiction." The story is good given the time frame the author uses.
The author does a good job of completing a story, yet leaving the opportunity open for further development of both the characters and universe.
Having said that, I'm personally not a fan of "near future." It's just too easy to repeat the stories of the "near past" in an attempt to make it science fiction.