This is actually book number four in a series, but it doesn't matter; it can be read as a solo novel. If you like the Star Trek series, it reads like something from the Star Fleet Academy, with perhaps a little more depth. Good fun
From back cover: His career as an instructor at StarBridge Academy was a second chance for Serge LaRoche, a gifted musician. Until a freak accident took away his hands. For young Heather Farley, brilliant but undisciplined, StarBridge was a first chance at the security and stability she had been without all her life. But now an incredible archeological find beneath the cold surface of the school's asteroid base threatens their dreams for the future--and the future of StarBridge itself.
StarBridge - Training ground of the future.