Middleton's Pride: No Middle Ground update
The book weighs in at just over 130k words, which makes it a standard Spineward Sectors-sized entry. The story covers the six months between Jason's field commissioning Middleton to the rank of Captain and sending him out on a one month patrol, and when Middleton brings a whole new world of trouble to Jason's doorstep.
I think the cast of new characters is an interesting one, although Terrence Spalding will always remain my own personal favorite in the universe ;)
There's gobs of space combat, there's a couple of nifty Lancer actions, and there's smashball.
Oh yes...there's smashball!