Deathwatch Program, softback adventure for 2300AD, by Lester W. Smith
“What a sweet deal.
All you have to do is transfer one passenger from a small oil corp in Corpus Christi to an even smaller one in Monterey.
But playing bus driver turns sour. Bandits start shooting at you, so you radio for backup, and both the Mexican and Texan corps send in air support. The two rival pilots start a dogfight, and official Mexican aircraft join in. Suddenly you’re caught in a virtual maelstrom of combat.
With guts, skill and luck, you escape and deliver your passenger, and think your mission is over. But the fates have something else in store for you. You return home to become immediately embroiled in a series of events you have little control over – from scandal to electronic theft to cold-blooded murder.
Now you struggle against a sinister current of events which sweeps you across the face of Earth and into space. You are locked in a duel with elusive and powerful adversaries intent on eliminating the only thing standing between them and global supremacy – you.”