The Globes are space stations the size of small planets that house the majority of humanity. When the human race had made it into space, and with the unstoppable rise of the population, they were supposed to be humanity's salvation. But the few that could, the wealthy few, have taken control of them. For the rest, instead of being places of refuge for humanity, the Globes have become domestic prisons.
Teech Roberts and his companions on their Globe are trying their best to help the residents out. With poverty and sickness at an all-time high, and with no support from the Humanity Government, Teech and his friends do what they can to feed the poor and help the sick. To achieve this, they ransack cargo ships enroute to the Globe which carry food and much-needed essentials.
Then one day on a cargo run, they uncover a forgotten secret. A secret that could have the power to dethrone the Humanity Government and planet owners. A power called "the Deathkiller". This gets them in trouble with the Humanity Government. Teech goes on the run from the Humanity Government Knights - the Humanity Government's law enforcement group.
Finding refuge at another Globe, Teech tries to work out his next move. But not long after he arrives, he finds out with a new Globe comes new problems.