When the crew of the experimental faster than light vessel, the Parker, are stranded in a strange universe, the last thing they need is to be locked up on suspicion of being pirates!

And, because no universe is without a sense of irony real pirates attack while Shan and her crew are being held.

The untested crew of the Parker need all of the skills at their disposal to overcome their senile jailer and the invading the space pirates, but will that be enough?