The smuggler Dannen Lifehold is
only one job away from completely paying off his debts
and owning his ship, the Lifeline, lock stock and
barrel. Landing at Dohu VII, he finds only a challenge
at a local cantina - a Silika named Ketna Anwa, who
demands he compete in a drinking contest with him.
Dannen wins. He is en route to his job when he has
suddenly snatched up by bandits. He is saved just in
time by Ketna's brother Klin. But now Dannen's cargo has
been stolen, as well as his winnings from the contest.
And to add insult to injury, the crime lord (Linkaas) he
owes money to is the very same one who sent the bandits
after him!! Now what?
He surprisingly finds himself a new mechanic, working on
his ship as he arrives - a Tinnell named Purr. They take
off for Evas, and Dannen has it out with Linkaas on
subspace. Linkaas denies it all, and says Dannen now
owes him 25,334 credits. Or Dannen can give him Purr as
a slave. Dannen refuses, fights off Linkaas's fighters,
and takes off for Alderaan.