has all the froody energy of a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
flashback while keeping a style and atmosphere all its own...Grab yourself a towel and a drink and settle in for an enjoyable ride. --San Francisco Book Review
Chuck never thought too deeply about whether aliens existed--not until Jopp, an intergalactic transport pilot, drunkenly crashed on Earth and tried to steal his truck.
Now, Chuck finds himself unwittingly roped into helping Jopp work off a debt to the universe's most powerful corporation, the Prime Partners Intergalactic Consortium. Through a series of mishaps and misfortune, the duo finds themselves in possession of a mysterious black case. In order to survive, they must fend off murderous marauders, an interplanetary police force, a peculiar crime boss, and escape a backwater planet inhabited by alien hillbillies. It's a big and scary universe out there, and Chuck and Jopp will be damned if they're going to face it sober.