Dalen Reed thinks he has it made when he gets an easy job: kidnap some poor rich sod and deliver him to a specific place. Kidnapping isn't something he would normally resort to, but times can be tough, and you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Things get complicated when the target turns out to be on a ship full of armed bodyguards. The twists continue when Dalen learns it wasn't a kidnapping but an aided runaway. Now he's being followed by the Klei pirates, the deadliest, most ruthless privateers in space.