Harry Watt is back. Just as dashing, just as handsome, just as broke.
Harry is now the sheriff of Mars Central, and it's his job to keep law and order, a simple task for a twelve year veteran of the Bureau. But Harry's life is seldom simple.
When his former employer, and all round sociopathic capitalistic madman, Judge Headlock, declares war on the Martian colony, Harry is charged with its defence. But that's not all. Civil war is looming, there's something very odd about Phobos, and if that's not enough, the miners have chosen this moment to go on strike, telling anyone who will listen that they are seeing Martians.
If Harry is to save the day, he must travel to Triton, Neptune's giant moon, and confront his most bitter enemy in order to procure atomisers, a weapon so terrible all decent places have banned them. But there's just one snag. How do you get to the fringes of the solar system quickly enough, and then get back in time to prevent an invasion? Luckily for Harry, Professor Hardwick, the foremost authority on all things quantum, lives in Mars Central, and claims to have developed a brand new engine, one that will make the StrateLine Drive as obsolete as a carthorse. However, there's a problem. Hardwick is certified, not to mention crazy for his ex-wife, a lady Harry knows all too well. Harry must trust to luck that the professor doesn't remember him, and is not the nut case everyone says he is.
Will Harry get to Triton and back in time? Will he get the guns? Will he keep his testicles? Find out as he and his crew embark on an outer solar system odyssey, a journey destined to make heroes of some, and martyrs of others.