Vic and Argmon specialize in shipping questionable cargo across the galaxy. Their latest shipment has drawn the attention of Sheriff B.T. Justice. The gung-ho sheriff leaves the jurisdiction of his home planet to pursue Vic and his crew. To complicate matters more, an unexpected stowaway appears on board. Joey, the stowaway, is from Earth's distant past. The same place Vic came from. Though happy to see another from Earth, Vic must first concern himself with the overzealous sheriff and complete the delivery. After making their delivery, Vic accepts a double-or-nothing wager to return in twenty-four standard hours with beer for the celebration. With all the trouble following them, the crew has a long way to go, and a short time to get there.