C. Michelle Jefferies – Descending

All he wants is to fly. Ashby Standing has it all planned out. Prove his ability to captain a starship in the simulator. Then enter the Star Captain Academy a year early skipping another hellish year of being bullied at school. When a new street drug proves fatal, taking the life of Elija’s son Nicolai. Noble has no choice but to step back into his role as an agent for Trinity. In spite of his age and his other duties. After losing Arial, Lyris is hyper focused on making sure all of her children are safe and protected. Even if it skirts what is legal or moral. Everything converges into a complicated mess as moral obligations, desires, and ego’s battle for dominance. And for some, descending into the depths of dark is the option that seems the best choice.