Dispatched to a quiet sector to halt a coup, Captain Daniel Leary and Officer Adele Mundy find themselves distracted by a jealous admiral who sends them to a region where a rogue intelligence officer is plotting a brutal war.
National Best Seller in hardcover. Brilliant and brave starship captain Daniel Leary and ace spy Adele Mundy return to confront a pirate plot and once again save the Republic of Cinnabar.#9 in the bestselling Republic of Cinnabar Navy space adventure series. Captain Daniel Leary with his friend&;and spy&;Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn't stomach. And, of course, it&;s up to Leary and Mundy to put a stop to the madness. About David Drake&;s previous RCN novel, What Distant Deeps: &;Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.&; &;Publishers Weekly About David Drake&;s RCN series: &;[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.&; &;Publishers Weekly &;The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!&; &;Philadelphia Weekly Press &;[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along&;character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.&; &;SFReader.com About David Drake: &;[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank&;rivals Crane and Remarque&;&; &;Chicago Sun-Times &;Drake couldn&;t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.&; &;Booklist