They're only good at being bad.
Cora Saros is just trying her best to join the family business of theft and intergalactic smuggling. Unfortunately, she's a total disaster.
After landing herself in prison following an attempted heist gone very wrong, she strikes a bargain with the prison warden: He'll expunge her record if she brings back a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality.
Cora is skeptical, but with no other way out of prison (and back in her family's good graces), she has no choice but to assemble a crew from her collection of misfit cellmates—a disgraced warrior from an alien planet; a cocky pirate who claims to have the largest ship in the galaxy; and a glitch-prone robot with a penchant for baking—and take off after the fabled prize.
But the ragtag group soon discovers that not only is the too-good-to-be-true treasure very real, but they're also not the only crew on the hunt for it. And it's definitely a prize worth killing for.
Whip-smart and utterly charming, this irreverent sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lunar Chronicles, and Firefly.
“Don’t move!” The guards were blocking us from all sides. There was only one way out. And as far as I could see, that way was to plow directly through them.
I held up my hands to placate Roo as he pointed his blaster at my forehead. “Sorry, okay? We’re sorry. We’re leaving.”
“In chains,” a female guard piped up.
“Well, before we do that, I have to ask… do any of you happen to have plans for the rest of the day? Meetings to go to? Net programs to watch?”
“No,” grunted Roo. “Why?”
“Oh. Splendid.” I dropped my arms and shook out my sleeves, letting a stun grenade fall into each hand. “Because you’re about to be unconscious for the next ten to twelve hours.”
Then I pulled the grenades’ pins with my teeth and lobbed the weapons through the air.