n 2097 humanity is ruled by two major powers: The Consortium and Coalition. But Jim Meade is a Runabout—a type of citizen who hasn’t sworn allegiance to either side, leaving him very little agency in a world that constantly passes him by.
After finding himself deep in debt to one of the planet’s most dangerous warlords, an old friend of Meade’s reappears asking for his help to clear her father’s name. Sensing an opportunity to make some easy money, he agrees to take the case.
However, Meade quickly learns that he’s become entangled within a dark conspiracy that gets stranger at every turn and if is going to survive the change in management, he’ll need every ounce of wit, whiskey, and guns he’s got.