Sequim was a mining-oriented planet belonging to the Society of Humanity.
The planet manager's daughter was abducted and was being held for ransom. After three failures by the local police at rescuing the child, the Society of Humanity Navy was called. Kris Longknife led a platoon of Marines and rescued the girl. Kris later learned that the abductors or their masters—probably the Peterwald Family—wanted SHS Typhoon to respond to the call for help because she was assigned and they hoped Kris would die in the rescue attempt.