Book 2 of the Dark Matter Corps. Now that they have proven themselves capable, the ragtag crew of the Mariner finally get some recognition and logistical support. Unfortunately, they are still pretty expendable and get dispatched to what appears to be a suicide mission. The romance picks up but ethical and commitment issues threaten to derail it. Still too short at 80 pages. I understand the author has 5 books in this series. I hope the rest get published soon!