I read this book about 14-May-2018. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2018. This note was last modified Monday, 21-May-2018 17:56:56 PDT.
This is book 2 of the "Solar Clipper Smuggler Tales" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Several years lapse off-stage. And then Our Heroes are hired as data couriers for High Tortuga (which is real, in call Mr. Pall's mentions of it are all you've encountered so far).
They stumble into an engineering nightmare that's enabled by political infighting, and we see Malachai Vagrant as an asshole director at High Tortuga, and why he got driven "out" into the High Line. And escape the trap set for the test pilots, and figure out how the next generation courier service will work to keep the data flowing in a timely fashion, and generally see things the people around them miss.
Fun, but the end kind of took me by surprise; I was still kind of waiting for it to start (interesting consequences of not having the pages left to read visible in your right hand at all times).