Aliens and humans. Guns and swords. Magic and technology. The Galactic War is over and the races have returned to "business as usual." The alien swordsman Nefarious Good has become restless in this bustling time of supposed peace. He ventures to the boom town of a frontier world and offers his martial prowess for hire. His first client is a robbed merchant. His first mission is to steal back what was stolen from her. The big war may be over but the small, private ones prove bloody.