I would like to reread this book but the name or author escapes me. I’m constantly buying and trading used paperbacks and I don’t have this one any longer. It's been probably 5+ years since I read this book, so bear with me. Here goes: I remember the main character was an alien pirate or bounty hunter and used some kind of "illegal" mind control device on a female he had captured. I remember him visiting an outpost and he wanted to show off his "female" but the pirate was concerned that someone would discover the "implant". I believe eventually he was found out and others freed the female but I think the pirate got away. I know it's not much to go on, but there are a few "Die Hard" SCI/Fi readers on this board that might recognize these "sketchy" details.