Sons of Baal by Alan Place
Series: Forgestriker #1
Genres: Action & Adventure, Aliens, Dark Fantasy, Dystopian, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Science Fiction (Hard), Series, Short Stories (single author)
The crew of the research vessel Forgestriker are left stranded in dead space – beyond contact range – after their ship is attacked on its return from Gameroom, where they were sent to help secure a radar location, only to find they walked into an ambush.
This is the opening book to a seven-book series: http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/forgestriker-collection.html#.VmXED1XhDnA.