The deserts of kisArra were a nice diversion and all, but when you're the Captain of your own smuggling ship, why would you want to get bogged down in one place, especially one where you can't even get a decent drink of water? Oh, and carrying less-than-legal goods between stars is really quite profitable.
Well, usually it is. See, Jagloth, the planet they're going to, has been having a few problems lately. But hey, I'm sure nothing bad ever happened when someone Quarantines an entire planet, right?
Mandatory disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, for god's sake! These characters are not heroes in shining armor atop brilliant white steeds. Don't take anything done here as a comment on real life. If you have triggers, consider this your warning.
**This is an omnibus edition containing volumes 5-8 of Into the Black.**