A mixed group of humans and aliens crew a ramshackle spaceship on a dangerous job. Sounds predictable? Not at all. It's a story of how very different individuals bind together to overcome conflict, loss and violence. It's sexy and funny and brisk - and a joy to read. A humane tale to stay with you well after the last page. And if you suspect the small angry planet might be Earth - well, you are in the right frame of mind to give this book a try.