This is in Liaden Universe series that I am dismayed I never even heard of prior to this book. It is composed of several simultaneous story lines. This stands alone well without a back story but I am going to search out the precursors and read them. This book deals with the Korval interstellar trading company and Tollance Berik-Jones an AI mentor.
Actions by Korval have forced them to seek a new home base. They are beset by enemies and the story details how they are trying to continue the business dealings while fighting for both their corporate and actual lives.
Padi, daughter of master trader Shan is struggling to define her identity so in that concern the book is a coming of age story for her.
Tolly is fighting for freedom for both himself and emancipation of AIs and particularly for the emancipation of Admiral Bunter, a newly awakened AI. So in some ways this book is a search for freedom of choice for all sentient beings.
This was disjointed but excellent!
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.