Hunting Party, by Elizabeth Moon, paperback science fiction novel
“Book One of The Serrano Legacy
Heris Serrano was an officer born of a long line of officers. A life serving in the ranks of the Regular Space Service was all she had ever known or wanted – until a treacherous superior officer forced her to resign her commission. This was not just the end of a career path; it was the end of everything that gave her life meaning.
Heris finds employment as ‘Captain’ of an interstellar luxury yacht. being a rich old woman’s chauffeur isn’t quite the same as captaining a Fleet cruiser, but nothing Heris will ever do again could compare with that. Or so she thinks. For all is not as it seems aboard the Sweet Delight…
Join Heris and a cast of lively characters on an action-packed science fiction adventure from the author of the acclaimed Deed of Paksenarrion fantasy sequence.”