Berkeley Silver, one of the richest men in the Earth empire, lies dead in the penthouse suite of the Galileo space-hotel.
Law enforcement officers Detective Captain McGinnis and Detective Sergeant Mead are called in to investigate - but it seems to have been the perfect crime.
Even when subjected to a memory scan, everybody in the space-hotel has an alibi for the murder. Which means it can have been the work of only one woman. The most accomplished - and the most glamorous - bounty hunter in the galaxy. Her name is Vienna Salvatori. And she has a little rule: nobody gets to hear her name and live....