It is a time of instability 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 is under new leadership, and she is not happy about it. Forcing her to call him “Master”, the droid Triple-Zero is running a crime syndicate on Son-Tuul, and he is blackmailing Aphra to play the lead agent against her will.
Meanwhile, Imperial officer Magna Tolvan is recovering from yet another run-in with the infamous archaeologist after her crew blew up an Imperial station on the Outer Rim. Unbeknownst to Aphra, Tolvan was the only survivor….