Ion Curtain by Anya Ow (brief note)

Second paragraph of third chapter:

Those godsdamned corsairs had stolen the cruiser’s Eva core.

Ion Curtain is a nicely assembled MilSF story featuring a ruthless intelligence agency and rogue AIs in control of space battleships. But I’m afraid this year in particular, I’m uncomfortable with a book about the glorious Russian space navy. You can get it here.