Unfortunately, a vital part fails just before take-off, putting the entire cargo at risk. Hal must locate a spare quickly, and he sets off on a quest for the replacement part.
Meanwhile, his ship sits alone and unprotected at the spaceport, a target for every thief on the planet.
Deliver the cargo safely, and Hal will pocket a nice little earner. Fail, and he'll lose everything.
But will his ship - and her precious cargo - even be there when he returns?
80,000 words (340-350 paperback pages)
What they’re saying:
"I read it at a sitting and couldn't put it down. The relationship between Hal and Clunk has matured into a smooth, polished, very satisfying double act. My compliments to the chef" - Tom Holt
"One touch that I especially liked in this book was the subtle nod (or rather kick in the nether regions) Haynes gave to films such as Star Wars, TV programmes like Doctor Who and Minder, and a whole host of others that I'm sure I missed too. These insertions showed a comedy writer who is very aware of just how much he can play with certain elements and aspects of the genre and they were played out beautifully in this one" - Australian SpecFic in Focus
"Simon Haynes continues to deliver action-packed, laugh-out-loud science fiction that hooks you in for a tongue-in-cheek, knockdown and drag 'em out ride!" - Australian SpecFic in Focus
"The satire is great, the plot oddities continue to fascinate ... Simon Haynes wants to write fifteen Hal Spacejock books. We are happily waiting" - Fiction Focus
"Just as well devised, and proficiently written as its predecessors . . . Mr Haynes is that rare thing--a writer who not only composes great science fiction, but has fun with it too." --AntipodeanSF