Ichabod Drift is the commander of the Keiko, a man bound up by secrets from his past, and not too particular about the kind of jobs he and his crew take on.
There's one rule aboard the Keiko and one rule only: nobody has to speak of their past. They make their living as bounty hunters and soldiers of fortune in a Universe where faster-than-light travel has been conquered and Earth's colony worlds are wild, lawless frontiers, where the hard truths of civilisation come at a great cost.
When a contact from Drift's old life suddenly appears and compels Drift to take up a contract by threatening to expose his former identity, there is no other choice but to acquiesce.
It will be what's known in bounty hunter parlance as a Dark Run.