A Martian warlord and his gun-slinging companion trek across the solar system in order to chase down a princess of Mars, who was kidnapped and taken hostage by the Lunar Shipping Corporation, which is well under way of becoming an empire. On Earth's moon, they seek to infiltrate the headquarters of what is locally known as "the Company," but all is nearly lost when the Celestial Navy springs their trap.As The Kingdom of Sandrid settles internal conflicts, the warlord is taken hostage. The Lord Director attempts to seduce the warlord through the power, history and knowledge of his house, which has ruled the shipping empire for 150 years. The Company Lord offers the release of his dominion over the backwater of Mars, if the warlord can silence a threat to the human race. This threat sits hiding within the Asteroid belt. A threat that has been covered up and hidden away for decades, from the media, from politicians and from the very people it threatens to destroy. But as the young warlord of Mars contemplates his decision, he can't help but wonder why it was allowed to sit festering in Mars' backyard, and what agents were behind this cover-up. Every second he takes to respond, the incipient death of the human race proliferates, waiting without a challenge.