Chuck never gave much thought to whether aliens actually exist. Then an intergalactic transport pilot named Jopp drunkenly crashed into his life. Now Chuck finds himself roped into helping Jopp work off a debt to the universe’s most powerful corporation. Things are not as they seem, however, as the duo unwittingly finds themselves in possession of a mysterious black case. In order to survive long enough to enjoy their next drink, they have to navigate murderous marauders, an interplanetary police force, a peculiar crime boss, and greedy executives. Along the way, they’ll find allies in an alien redneck, a well-meaning scientist, and a hard-nosed intergalactic detective. It’s a big and scary universe out there, and Chuck and Jopp will be damned if they’re going to face it while sober.