Foothold is the second part of a science fiction saga set in an interstellar world of the far future where spacer crews live and trade between the stars. It begins where Cast Adrift ended; the Willow has been destroyed and the survivors amongst the crew scattered. Jax is in the hands of his enemies. Will Tre’s loyalty to Jax mean that he abandons the rest of his crew? Will Jax let him? How will Rae react to being separated from Jax? Just how dangerous is Kip when he is determined to save the people he loves? And where is Ean?