It is a time of instability in the galaxy as rebel forces fight the Galactic Empire. But on the fringes of the galaxy, the criminal underworld continues unabated in its pursuit of profits.
Rogue archaeologist and scoundrel Doctor Chelli Aphra has recently parted ways with the malevolently inclined droids, Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One, resulting in her barely escaping the wrath of the Sith Lord Darth Vader after yet another scheme went awry.
Meanwhile, Imperial officer Magna Tolvan is dealing with the ramifications of her previous encounter with the infamous archaeologist. And it seems fate is tempted to repeat itself....