In the future, corporations rule the galaxy. And they’re willing to pay a hefty price to get ahead of the competition.
Enter the downlooters—space pirates who have no affiliation with any corporation. They’ll steal any information for the highest buyer. It’s dangerous work, but for some, it’s the only way to make a living.
It’s how Clementine Jones has spent most of her life. As first mate of the Pícara, she’s more robot than human and the one who downloads classified information to her storage banks.
After years of making successful downlooting runs, she thought she was prepared for everything. She was wrong.