This is book number 1 in the Keiko series.
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.
The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, travelling Earth's colony planets, searching for the next job. And nobody talks about their past.
But when a face from Captain Ichabod Drift's former life sends them on a run to Old Earth, all the rules change. Trust will be broken, and blood will be spilled.