Jason Fuesting and his wife have been online friends with my wife for some time, although I've only met them once, during a trip to St. Louis some months ago. Jason's a military veteran, and has been working hard on a science fiction trilogy for a long time. He's finally let loose Volume 1 on the world - and it's a very good effort indeed.
I had the privilege of beta-reading "By Dawn's Early Light" prior to publication, and found it absorbing and interesting. Jason certainly has his own voice, and a gifted way of setting up his characters and scenarios that holds the reader's attention and draws him further into the story. I think his first novel is rather better than my own "Take The Star Road".
The blurb reads:
Eric Friedrich was supervising the last ice harvesting shift for his ship's shot-up environmental systems when they detected an anomalous ice comet drifting by. Investigating the icy tomb, Eric finds a ship that couldn't exist--a relic from a nation the Protectorate killed billions to erase from history... And will kill even more to keep secret.
When his world explodes, Eric must make allies in the unlikeliest places, and seize even the slimmest chance of survival while unraveling a conspiracy that shattered planets and set off interstellar war!
I recommend "By Dawn's Early Light" to your attention. It's very affordable, too. What's more, Jason has already written Books 2 and 3 in the trilogy, and is currently polishing them prior to publication, so you shouldn't have to wait long for more.