From the Back:
A galaxy-wide war had destroyed the Old Federation, leaving every surviving world on its own - and at the mercy of the Space Vikings.
Lucas Trask was one of these renegades - a warrior with a ship and a crew terrorizing a thousand worlds. But Trask was more than just a raider - he was a man with an old score to settle and a very special mission to fulfill.
Lucas Trask of Traskon was not an admirer of the Space Vikings; raiding, pillaging, and killing were not avocations to his liking. And on the long-awaited day of his marriage to the lovely Lady Elaine, all unpleasant thoughts seemed far away.
But Lucas was to be suddenly awakened to a world of chaotic violence, where murder followed murder, and the only motive to rival avarice was revenge. For Lucas, the old life was dead, and the new life he had chosen led out into the trackless realms of galactic space and the surfaces of pillaged planets with one objective always in mind - the death of Lady Elaine's murderer.