Our hero, Scott Drizhal, is chosen to go on a solo mission to Mars as part of a reality show. Unfortunately the show is canceled and Scott is now stuck in space. His only companion is a smart-ass, artificially-intelligent ship computer (PHAL)... or is it? The Japanese mafia have a special interest in the state-of-the-art spacecraft, Artemis, and have stowed away their own secrets.
His return flight just got delayed... Indefinitely.