Six different people, on four different planets, are about to die.
Lucretia and Pier-Paul are preparing to fight to the death in an arena of Gold Country. Ki-Andi is alone and abandoned on a dying planet. Machiavel and Mirfak are sentenced to hang. Jay is going down with her ship.
In their last moments, a giant metal fish appears from the sky and steals them away, into the vastness of space. What is waiting for them on board of the Kalipso? And why did it take them of all people?