Our hero, Jake Stewart, the first Belter student at the Merchants Academy is ready for his first job. All past sins, like murder, theft, and shooting out an airlock are forgiven. He just has to see a man in a bar and pick up some information.
What could possibly go wrong?
How about assault, jail, vomit, and charging irregular expenses?
Now, he's disgraced, possibly fired in the militia and on an outer orbit trading voyage that is not going well. Oh, and his new boss hates him and might try to kill him. How is he going to get out of this mess?