Tanis Richards and the crew of the TSS Kirby Jones have been patroling the edge of the InnerSol asteroid belt for eleven months. Her crew is tired, they're low on food and equipment, and ready to return to port for refit and repair. But before they do, a freighter is passing through their patrol space. It's named the Norse Wind and the Cune Port Authority has reason to believe the ship is carrying contraband requiring boarding and seizure.
It should be a simple stop and grab, but at the end of a long patrol, things rarely go right.