By Lois McMaster Bujold
If his enemies might simply go away him on my own, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) determined bitterly, the Dendarii loose Mercenary Fleet could cave in all by itself. yet his enemies have been plotting a extra lethal fall.
For a few unexplained cause the Dendarii payroll is lacking and the orders from the Barrayaran Imperial Command are being behind schedule by way of Miles's stronger, Captain Galeni. What connects the impeccable unbearable Captain Galeni and the Komarran insurgent expatriates in the world besides? however the most dangerous query of all prior to Miles is extra own: are Miles's identities, Admiral Naismith of the Dendarii and Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan of Barrayar, splitting aside alongside the traces of his divided loyalties? And who's attempting to assassinate which model of him?
while Miles unravels the solutions, then the issues rather begin.
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We misplaced . . . group of workers. i used to be rattling close to one in all them. " "I see," stated the engineer respectfully. yet his brows quirked. How dare you be amused. . . . thankfully for his future health, the engineer didn't smile. a skinny guy of just a little above common top, he reached up the facet of the go back and forth to run his arms alongside the fit in query, pull himself up chin-up model, peer approximately and mutter notes into his recorder. Miles resisted an urge to leap up and down like a frog and check out to work out what he used to be . Undignified. together with his personal eye-level despite the engineer's chest, Miles would wish a few one-meter stepladder even to arrive the ramp slot on tiptoe. And he used to be too rattling drained for calisthenics simply now, nor was once he approximately to invite Elli Quinn to offer him a lift. He jerked his chin up within the previous involuntary anxious tic, and waited in a posture of parade leisure acceptable to his uniform, his palms clasped at the back of his again. The engineer dropped again to the docking bay deck with a thump. "Yes, Admiral, i believe Kaymer can look after this for you o.k.. what number of those drop shuttles did you assert you had? " "Twelve," Fourteen minus equalled twelve. other than in Dendarii unfastened Mercenary Fleet arithmetic, the place fourteen minus shuttles equalled 200 and 7 useless. cease that, Miles informed the calculating jeerer at the back of his head firmly. It does not anyone any sturdy now. "Twelve. " The engineer made a be aware. "What else? " He eyed the battered trip. "My personal engineering division can be dealing with the minor maintenance, now that it appears like good truly be maintaining nonetheless in a single position for your time. i needed to work out to this ramp challenge in my opinion, yet my moment in command, Commodore Jesek, is leader engineer for my fleet, and he desires to seek advice from your bounce tech humans approximately re-calibrating a few of our Necklin rods. i've got a bounce pilot with a head wound, yet Jumpset implant micro-neurosurgery isn't really one among Kaymer's specialties, I comprehend. Nor guns platforms? " "No, indeed," the engineer agreed rapidly. He touched a burn at the shuttle's scarred floor, maybe desirous about the violence it silently witnessed, for he further, "Kaymer Orbital customarily prone service provider vessels. A mercenary fleet is anything a section strange during this a part of the wormhole nexus. Why did you come back to us? " "You have been the bottom bidder. " "Oh–not Kaymer company. Earth. i used to be brooding about why you got here to Earth? we are particularly off the most exchange routes, apart from the travelers and historians. Er . . . peaceable. " He wonders if we now have a freelance right here, Miles learned. the following, on a planet of 9 billion souls, whose mixed army forces could make pocket swap of the Dendarii's 5 thousand–right. He thinks i am out to make hassle on outdated mom Earth? Or that i would holiday protection and inform him whether i used to be. . . . "Peaceful, precisely," Miles acknowledged easily. "The Dendarii are short of leisure and refitting. a relaxed planet off the most nexus channels is simply what the surgeon ordered. " He cringed inwardly, taking into account the healthcare professional invoice pending.