Mike Brooks introduces the reader to a classic throwback Sci-Fi action story familiar to those of distant past. A small band of bounty hunters led by Ichabod Drift, tackles a dangerously forced upon mission involving an unknown cargo. As time and location becomes a pivotal part of the delivery, Brooks brings to light pieces of the mystery in gritty starship fashion. This talented futurism form of writing entertains as the background stories of each crew member clash with the liveliness of the overwhelming undertaking which meets somewhere in Brooks' innovative galaxy.
— Mike, Albuquerque
In this debut space epic, a crew of thieves and con artists take on a job that could pay off a lot of debts in a corrupt galaxy where life is cheap and criminals are the best people in it. The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune, and adventurers travelling Earth's colony planets searching for the next job. And they never talk about their past--until now. Captain Ichabod Drift is being blackmailed. He has to deliver a special cargo to Earth, and no one can know they're there. It's what they call a dark run...And it may be their last.