From publisher blurb:
The Starport Authority (SPA) manages and builds all of the starports in imperial space. SPA inspectors like Vasko Anurin provide oversight of Starport operations, arriving unannounced with a team of investigatorschecking everything from airlock seals, accounts, traffic control protocols, and the honesty of starport personnel to the customs procedures,security procedures and so on.
Vasco Anurin is good at his job; he can smell a fake manifest in hard vacuum, ferret out a contraband cargo and spot the holes in Starport security. Though he is harboring a terrible secret, his loyalty cannot be purchased.
He is notabove using his influence to help friends or hinder foes, however.