With the discovery of life supporting worlds, people began to travel into space. Many of them were strong willed adventurers, independent minded, or simply desperate. The government of Earth continued to run the lives of millions of people through the iron handed control of the Navy. Instead of allowing the new worlds to build autonomy they held them with unbearable taxation and by stripping away their natural resources. Henry MacCauley James and a selected group of blockade runners, smugglers, cutthroats, ex-soldiers, and revolutionaries, join with an aging Earth Senator in a desperate scheme to bring freedom and independence to the new planets of known space.