With his alien pals and miswired 'droid Cge, ex-smuggler Conek wants to be a good guy. But...You just can't go straight in curved space!
Conek's pretty teen pilot, Gella, is wrongfully sentenced to death by maniacs on a world whose air causes brain death. Meanwhile, her missing ship holds a hideous cargo that will blow up a star system - or drug up a planet of dope fiends.
Conek's crew wants to invade. His crime cronies want him dead. So Conek must become sleuth and spy, solve a mass murder, smash a conspiracy, save his friends and the girl and the ship and a world and his company and his life - It was eaier being a crook!