1,000 years after interstellar society has collapsed, a new empire which is suspiciously like Canada rules most of the planets and their most valuable resources — slaves and automated silicon chip factories. Two gentlemen from Venus set of to make their fortunes as what can only be described as slavers and pirates. They’re clearly not nice people, but they are the heros of this book.
The book is very readable, and like other books by Drake it is clear that the heros aren’t always nice, and are haunted by their crimes. Yet they continue, and in the end might have accidentally done something nice.
Overall, a good if different book.