Dace only wanted her own ship and the freedom to fly where she chose. Fate had a different plan.
When she crashed on Dadilan, she thought it would not take long to be rescued. But Dadilan is a restricted world. The natives think she's a demon, dropped from the sky to curse them. The Patrol undercover agents think she's a drug smuggler. The drug smugglers operating on the planet think she's competition.
And all of them want her dead.