Hal Spacejock has a problem. His cargo hold is packed with expensive food, and the freezer equipment he bought from Bent Jimmy's bargain bin has just failed ... exactly as Clunk predicted.
Hal needs replacement parts before the cargo rots, and he's forced to abandon his precious ship at the spaceport to go looking for them.
Which is a pity, because a secret agent has just decided Hal's ship will be ideal for her mission ... with or without his permission.
Can Hal find the new parts and return before it's too late, or will he lose his ship, his cargo and his livelihood ... again?
Set in the distant future, where humanity spans the galaxy and robots are second-class citizens, Just Desserts is the third novel in the Hal Spacejock series. Book four, No Free Lunch, is also available.
This title is also available in Omnibus One, a collection of the first three Hal Spacejock novels. That's usually a better deal than buying the books individually.
80,000 words (340-350 paperback pages). Originally trade published in Australia, this is the ebook reissue.
All Simon's novels are self-contained, with a beginning, a middle and a proper ending. They're not sequels, they don't end on a cliffhanger, and you could start or end your journey with any book in the series. (Some events from earlier books are referenced in later ones, so it makes sense to read them in order, but it's not essential.)
Simon Haynes is the award-winning author of the Hal Spacejock series, and a founding member of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.