Previously I'd only read Moon's fantasy series with Paksenarrion. I thought I would give her SciFi side a shot and was greatly pleased by her inventiveness and the characters she has portrayed. While some SciFi adventures focus strongly on technical details and philosophy, Moon gives me adventure with laughs and suspense.
Heris Serrano was an officer from a family with a long tradition of distinguished service in the Fleet. So when a treacherous superior set her up and forced her to resign her commission, she thought life had lost all meaning. But she still needed to pay the bills - which was how she ended up as "Captain" of a rich old lady's interstellar luxury yatch, "The Sweet Delight", which just added insult to injury - or so she thought.
Turns out that the old and extremely wealthy lady (Cecilia) wasn't the hopeless case Heris had thought. In fact she has more brains than most admirals Heris had known, and when the pair ran into a secret society whose idea of "fun" was hunting and killing people, they quickly put a stop to that blood sport. But that was only the beginning. The heir to the throne himself was involved with the society, and Heris soon uncovered a plot against the royal family and a consipiracy within the Fleet itself. And whoever controlled the Fleet controlled the galaxy.
Before it was all over, Heris would be given a chance to rejoin her beloved space nave - if she could manage to stop an invading armada with only one destroyer, two PT boats, one ore scow, and and old lady's space yatch.