Point of Ignition (SF)
By Jonathan Cresswell
In 2272, the last interstellar authority – the Alpha Centauri Armed Forces – is collapsing. Thirty colony worlds are on their own, some abandoned, many failing.
A young officer aboard an interstellar trader becomes the flashpoint of a war between two colonies — and is recruited into the Konstantin Navy as a hero when all he wants is revenge. Jamal, the woman he loves, and the man stalking him from an enemy fleet all converge in a battle of warships and wits. It won’t go as any expect... for Jamal is a decent man in the wrong job.