Hobarsson is getting on in years and pissed that he's not been trusted. He gets fooled into releasing some damn fool alien and all of a sudden he's on everyone's hate list. It doesn't help that he has to pick up some overly-muscled woman who claims him as a brother-in-law - and this when he's running for his life. The planet is weird - and it's all something to do with him. And a robot turns up.