Captain Ben Jacobs of the Earth Starship Giuseppe Verdi, had high hopes of a brilliant lifelong career as an Earth Starship captain. The youngest person to ever become a captain, the top of his class, Ben discovered Intergalactic High Council valued following their ridiculous, made-up rules and procedures more important than running a tight ship and getting the job done.
Also he gets lonely up there in space and soon found himself seducing every female passenger that came aboard his ship between the ages of eighteen and seventy.
Ben discovered he was the bad boy of the quadrant and was being retired by High Council.
Ambassador Tullulah Redmond has been the most successful, peace negotiator in this quadrant of space for the last twenty years. She is tired and irritable. All she wants to do is go back home to Earth as quickly and quietly as possible.
She boards the first ship bound for Earth. The Giuseppe Verdi.