Corrigan is a throwback; a misfit; a starship captain with the heart of a seafaring mariner. His skills as an engineer and navigator are unparalleled. He's just not terribly good at being human. Perhaps that's why he plies his trade between the rim-worlds and the Vega Station with only a Clockwork Robot for company. But when his estranged daughter goes missing on the wreck of a starliner, Corrigan is faced with a stark choice - leave her to die, or attempt a rescue that would surely destroy his relationship with her forever.