The Empire of the ant people is crumbling. As the British Space Navy prepares to invade the Ghast homeworld, the Secret Service plans to assassinate NumberOne, the small and furious dictator of the Ghasts. Only one man would dare to take on a job this dangerous… Captain Isambard Smith.
But Smith has problems of his own. Captured by the ruthless – and gormless – Criminarch of Radishia, Smith and his crew must survive the deadly sport of Hyperbowl, where it's not whether you win or lose that counts, but how you slay the game.
Now Smith faces his toughest challenge yet. In order to civilise the galaxy he will have to win a ball game, topple a dictator and organise a party for a four-year-old. All in a days work for a hero of the British Space Empire – although it is going to be a very busy day indeed.
Set a course for Victory!