Smolif (by Thomas C. Stone) is a sci-fi tale about Contra Marlo, a retired, alcoholic, security specialist. Contra was the best before he dropped out and became a full-time drunk. When a company rep offers him an off-planet job, Marlo must deal with sobriety, inexperienced team members, and a lack of information -- as well as the dangers of an alien world and the man who would be king of that world. PG-13.
I got the idea to write Smolif from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness -- the story of a company man traveling to the wildest parts of 19th century Africa to confront another company man who had gone rogue and whose methods of quelling the natives in order to facilitate trade had become "unsound". If you may recall, Apocalypse Now -- the 1979 Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam war movie -- was also based on Conrad's original novel.