The novel “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey was published for the first time in 2011. It’s the first book in the Expanse series.
Jim Holden is an officer of the spaceship Canterbury, a space tug transporting ice from Saturn’s rings to the asteroid belt. During a trip, the spaceship runs into the derelict Scopuli but the Canterbury is attacked and destroyed. Holden and some of the crew manage to escape but their lives are in danger.
On the dwarf planet Ceres, Detective Miller of the private security force that act as the colony police, receives a particular assignment. Julie Mao is part of an important Earth’s family but preferred to move away to a life of adventure in space. Her parents want her to be returned to Earth, in any way. Miller’s investigation on the girl leads him to unexpected discoveries.