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By David Drake

National most sensible vendor in hardcover.   Brilliant and courageous starship captain Daniel Leary and ace secret agent Adele Mundy go back to confront a pirate plot and once more retailer the Republic of Cinnabar.

#9 within the bestselling Republic of Cinnabar military house event sequence. Captain Daniel Leary along with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are despatched to a quiet quarter to hold out a simple job: assisting the neighborhood admiral positioned down a coup prior to it occurs. yet then the jealous admiral removes them through sending them off on a wild goose chase to a zone the place trade is king and enterprise is conducted by means of extortion and gunfights.  With anarchy and uprising within the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the conflict that would ruin civilization and enlists the aid of a brute whom even torturers could not stomach.  And, in fact, it’s as much as Leary and Mundy to place a cease to the madness.

 About David Drake’s earlier RCN novel, What far-off Deeps:

“Drake deftly weaves an internet of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the prices of warfare. lovers of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will get pleasure from this tricky, rousing area opera.” –Publishers Weekly

 About David Drake’s RCN series:
“[R]ousing out of date area opera.” –Publishers Weekly

“The enjoyable is within the telling, and Mr. Drake has a robust voice. i would like more!” –Philadelphia Weekly Press

“[S]pace opera is alive and well. This sequence is convalescing because the writer is going along…character improvement mixed with satisfactory motion and noteworthy international designs.” –SFReader.com

About David Drake:
“[P]rose as chilly and tough s the steel alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…” –Chicago Sun-Times

“Drake couldn’t write a foul motion scene at gunpoint.” –Booklist

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