Stars Like Cold Fire is a novel I wrote under the name Brent Nichols. It's available from Bundoran Press and as an ebook on Amazon and other vendors.
Stars Like Cold Fire
Jeff Yi survives the hell of the Naval Academy and looks forward to a quiet posting as a junior officer on a battle cruiser - until an assassination attempt makes it clear that his father's legacy might yet get him killed. The admiralty can see only one way to keep him safe - give him a command of his own.
Jeff takes over the Petrel, the smallest, ugliest ship in the fleet. He's in over his head, in deep space, with a crew that resents his unearned promotion. He has to learn the ropes and earn their respect, and he has to do it quickly - the galaxy is about to erupt in interstellar war.
"This entertaining novel is a fast-paced military adventure... full of political intrigue and drama." -- Publishers' Weekly
Buy the paperback or ebook from Bundoran Press: https://www.bundoranpress.ca/store/p20/Stars_Like_Cold_Fire.html