2150 AD. Earth is in crisis. There's hardly any water left. Mars is in crisis. Civil war is looming. Hansel & Gretel, a multi-planetary company hell bent on owning every resource in the solar system. In the midst of all this, one man who has unwittingly done their bidding. When an employee of Hansel & Gretel high-tails it to Mars after first helping himself to some company funds, it seems like just another felon retrieval job for Harry Watt. A trip to the Red Planet sounds like fun, but Harry soon discovers something stinks about his latest case, and it's not one of his socks. To try and find the answers, he realizes he must first travel to Venus Station. But it's not easy to be in two places at once, and getting framed for murder doesn't help, either. As the case unravels, Harry must call on all his skills to crack the secret of Mars. His dead partner, an erstwhile assistant, and a host of lady friends lend a hand, too. But time is running out. Can Harry save the day, get the guy, and get the girl? Oh, and prevent a Martian civil war as well?