by D.A. Boulter
She needed a ship to escape pursuers; he a companion on a trip to the stars. The bargain seemed straightforward, but neither told the other everything.
Jaswinder Saroya, hyperspace physicist, on the run from parties unknown who may wish to bury her research and her along with it signs on with Johannes Yrden, Family Trader and starship pilot, as a Courtesan in order to escape.