Book two of Dan Abnett's and Phil Winslade's Sci-Fi Western epic! UNVIABLE ASSET DISPOSAL! MUNCE INC'S PLOT HAS BEEN FOILED AND NOW ALL BETS ARE OFF. Since Colonial Marshal Metta Lawless unveiled their plans, the merciless hypercorp now consider Badrock a liability and are preparing to quietly wipe the frontier town and all its residents off the map! Unfortunately the residents in question are an uncooperative and pugnacious group of Muties, Meks, Humans and Uplifted Gorillas who have just been permanently removed from Munce Inc.'s employee roster - getting them to work together for survival will be no easy task! Metta and her disparate band of peace-keepers must get the locals to put aside their differences and fight against the corporate threat, before they lose more than just their jobs.